When it comes to vaccinating their babies, bees don't have a choice -- they naturally immunize their offspring against specific diseases found in their environments. Now for the first time, scientists have discovered how they do it. This opens the door for researchers to develop the first-ever vaccine for insects. This is particularly important for bees since they help keep fruit, nuts and vegetables in our diets and have been declining in numbers for six decades.
- PLOS Pathogens
- Academy of Finland, Norwegian Research Council