Yoda: Hippie Saves Bees with Mushrooms

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The mushroom dream of a ‘long-haired hippie’ could help save the world’s bees

In research published Thursday in the journal Scientific Reports, Stamets turned intuition into reality. The paper describes how bees given a small amount of his mushroom mycelia extract exhibited remarkable reductions in the presence of viruses associated with parasitic mites that have been attacking, and infecting, bee colonies for decades.

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