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Mushrooms Could Be Key To Saving Bee Populations From Colony Collapse

With bee populations in different parts of the world declining due to colony collapse, a mushroom retailer has reportedly come up with his own home remedy for the situation, a product which he claims first came to him in a dream.  Speaking to the Seattle Times earlier in the week, Paul Stamets explained how he first realized mushrooms could be instrumental in helping prevent colony collapse in 1984 when he spotted a large and steady stream of bees flying from his mushroom patches to his beehives. The bees were reportedly transporting wood chips in order to gain access to the mushrooms’ mycelia, or vegetative filaments. This was where Stamets recalled seeing the bees “sipping on the droplets” of the mycelia, possibly for the sugar contained within.  Read more...

 

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