Honey bee genetics sheds light on bee origins

Ah, what a complicated web we weave when first we practice to….interbreed?   At least, that’s the story from the University of California in trying to determine where our fuzzy, buzzy little friends got their geographic and biological beginnings.

There’s an old saying that goes along the lines of we can’t really know where we’re going until we know where we’ve been.  In trying to figure out where our bee populations are headed, they want to find out where they came from.

An ambitious goal indeed.

Where do honey bees come from? A new study from researchers at UC Davis and UC Berkeley clears some of the fog around honey bee origins. The work could be useful in breeding bees resistant to disease or pesticides.

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