How DNA and a supercomputer can help sustain honey bee populations

To uncover what plants honey bees rely on, researchers are applying DNA metabarcoding to pollen analysis. A new method uses three loci to characterize pollen samples collected by honey bees. This multi-locus metabarcoding approach could serve as a valuable tool for research on the native bee species that comprise local bee communities, and teach us how to enhance landscapes to sustain robust honey bee populations. —> Read More