5 August 2021 - BDI and the BBKA support DWV research
Bee Diseases Insurance Ltd (BDI) and the British Beekeepers’ Association (BBKA) are jointly funding a major new research project into Deformed Wing Virus (DWV) at The Pirbright Institute.
DWV has become a devastating disease of managed honey bees in colonies with significant Varroa mite levels and results in high colony losses. New techniques will be used to better understand DWV and other honey bee viruses.
Martin Smith, President of BDI, said: “Bee Diseases Insurance Ltd is delighted to be providing funding for this project. We recognise that DWV is a major source of poor health in honey bee populations and the more we understand this virus, the better tools beekeepers can have to keep these vital pollinators healthy.”
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