a scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences have published a fresh article which talks about how scientists from the University of Illinois have discovered a virus that can turn bees into zombies.
So, the virus, which are quite unusual effect on bees, called IAPV. Those insects that unfortunately still contracted it in the early stages of the disease begin to behave quite strangely after they collect the nectar, they fly towards them — instead, they’re heading in the direction of “home” foreign, neighboring colonies. Thus bees extremely fast spread of this virus.
”the Most interesting result of our observations is that the virus IAPV increases the likelihood that individuals carrying it will be taken in the wrong colony of bees. Somehow they evade the attention of the guardians of the hive, which the bees are usually not happening,” said lead study author Adam Dolezal.