Bacteria in flowers may boost honeybees’ healthy gut microbes

Fructobacillus may be critical to larvae gaining ability to digest insects’ diet, study suggests


BUSY BEE   A honeybee may collect beneficial bacteria while it’s harvesting pollen and nectar from flowers.

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