Study highlights new threat to bees worldwide

Invasive species may spread novel viruses to new locations, threatening pollinator health worldwide.

A recent study published in the Nature journal Scientific Reports highlights a newly identified virus named Moku — after the Hawaiian Island from which it was isolated — in the invasive wasp Vespula pensylvanica.

The research also warns that transmission of these kinds of viruses, especially from invasive species that can spread viruses to new locations, is a threat to pollinator health worldwide.

Particularly under threat are honeybees, which are as vital

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