Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Mushrooms and bees

Am I talking too much about bees lately?! I hope you aren't getting sick of my fascination with them. Here a very interesting article on how mushrooms might just help to save them.

"… through research supported by the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense, Stamets showed that certain species in a class of mushrooms called polypores contained substances that were effective against human pathogens such as pox viruses, flu viruses and herpes. He later learned that these same mushroom compounds, present in certain polypores associated with trees and rotting logs, help bees break down pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and other toxins, and bolster the bees’ immune systems."

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