BBKA Spring Convention

DWV symptoms

DWV symptoms

I presented our work on honeybee viruses at the BBKA (British Beekeepers Association) Spring Convention during the Friday afternoon IPI (Insect Pollinators Initiative) research session. It was great to meet Dr. Brenda Ball who conducted some of the excellent early studies on transmission of deformed wing virus (DWV) by Varroa destructor. Also speaking at the convention was Jay Evans (USDA) who is also an invited speaker at the York Beekeepers Association Spring conference next week.