Viruses – What are they and what impact do they have on bees and human life?

Discusses how viruses were first discovered in plants (Tobacco Mosaic virus) long before they could be visualised.  Early days of discovering infective organisms and using microscopes.  Mentions  Robert Hooke, Van Leeuwenhoek and Pasteur.  How viruses such as smallpox, polio, yellow fever, foot and mouth, flu and now Corona SARS 2 have impacted the history of the world.  Are viruses really alive and how do they get into cells?  The impact of viruses on honey bees, including DWV and CBPV.  Is there any treatment for viruses and if not why not?

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Webinar Speaker

Pam Hunter (Master Beekeeper )
Pam has been keeping bees for over 25 years and is a Master Beekeepers. She is also a member of BIBBA and the Central Association of Bee-Keepers.

Pam's background is in biological sciences. She was employed in microbiological research in the pharmaceutical industry for 30 years before becoming a freelance consultant and writer.

Until recently Pam was Chair of the BBKA Examinations Board and is currently Chair of Research, Technical and Environmental matters.

Pam is particularly interested in scientific aspects of bees and their interaction with the environment and plants. Also the neglected area of historical aspects of bees, the environment and beekeeping. Pam gives talks on these topics around the country.

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