Beekeepers have been dealing with a whole host of issues like mites, viruses, fungal diseases, and pesticides, and now Zombie bees can be added to that list.
Peter Lange is with the Nanaimo Bee Club…..
The eggs hatch and the larvae attack a bee’s brain resulting in the bee becoming disoriented, hence the nickname, Zombie bee.
The parasite, which has not been well-researched, has been found in a group of bees in Nanaimo for the first time.