24 Feb 2021

Study finds bees can smell trouble

From Morning Report, 8:58 am on 24 February 2021

Bees can smell trouble - a skill that could give them a fighting chance against the deadly Varroa mite.

New research from the University of Otago shows some worker bees are able to sniff the parasite out and better protect their colony.

Alison Mercer worked with the team at Otago University on the study.