Gatineau non-profit plans 'super bee' research project

This was posted more than 12 months ago. The information may be outdated.

By Amanda Pfeffer, CBC News Ottawa, May 21, 2019

A Gatineau, Que., non-profit hopes to leverage an explosion in urban beekeeping to boost research in the development of a more resilient "super bee."

It won't be able to jump tall buildings in a single bound, but it may be able to survive Canadian pests and winters.

"The ultimate goal would be to create a local bee that is able to fend off parasites and pathogens," said Pablo Berlanga, president of the Apicentris Collective.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/urban-bee-research-gatineau-1.5142728