Published On: Wed, Nov 23rd, 2022

Things We Saw Today: Even Allergic, This Scientist Found an Innovative Way To Save the Bees

Bee on a blue flower. Image: Pixabay via Pexels.

When we think of bees in decline, we often think about pesticides and a lack of food (itself linked to human environmental destruction). However, another big factor is parasites (like varroa mites). When a then-16-year-old teen from Connecticut, Raina Singhvi Jain, learned about these parasites and the declining bee population, she made it her mission to help save the bees. Even since learning she was allergic (a sting that had her out of commission for two weeks), Jain understands their importance and, now at 20, has helped develop a technology to aid in the fight against the parasites.

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