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Bees `self-medicate` when infected

Last Updated: Monday, April 02, 2012, 13:22

Honey bees "self-medicate" when their colony is infected with a harmful fungus, with the help of antifungal plant resins to ward off the invader.

Bees self-medicate `when infected with pathogens`

Last Updated: Saturday, March 31, 2012, 10:36

Honey bees are clever than you thought. They "self-medicate" when their colony is infected with a harmful fungus, bringing in increased amounts of antifungal plant resins to ward off the pathogen.