This study investigates interacting effects of viruses and pesticides within honey bees and how improved diet quality can mitigate these effects. This experiment allows a multivariate problem which exists in natural conditions of the honey bee community to be observed in a controlled cage bioassay. • The virus used in this study is the Israeli acute-paralysis virus (IAPV). Neonicotinoid thiamethoxam is the pesticide used in both trials shown in the ‘Results’ section. This experiment has not begun the use of the pyrethroid at this time.
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Bailey, Brittney; Hsieh, Ed; and Dolezal, Adam, "GEMS Student: Can Improved Diet Quality Alleviate Harmful Effects of Pesticides and Viruses in Honey Bees?" (2021). PRECS student projects. 64.