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Parasite fly turns Bay Area honeybees into 'zombies'

By Lauren Sommer, KQED News Fix

Researchers at San Francisco State University have found a potential new threat facing honeybees in the Bay Area. It’s a fly parasite that preys on native bees and paper wasps, but for the first time, they’ve found it in the European honeybees that are the backbone of California’s agricultural industry. The parasite could also be causing some very strange zombie-like behavior in the bees. I spoke to John Hafernik, Professor of Biology at San Francisco State University, about what he found.

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