Researchers develop sperm bank to save honey bee population

06/11/2013 | United Press International

Researchers plan to establish a honey bee sperm bank to combat loss of bee hives in North America due to invasive mites, lack of nutrition and pesticide buildup. The researchers use liquid nitrogen to collect and freeze the sperm of three robust honey bee subspecies in Europe, Asia and Africa that have suitable genes for survival in the U.S. climate.

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