Novel treatment and control
Workpackage 7 will focus on prevention and control. Here BEE DOC will take advantage of the new discovery of a specific probiotic bacterial flora linked to the honeybee. These bacteria will be characterised and the interactions with the pathogens studied in BEE DOC will be investigated. Furthermore, WP7 will investigate the potential of using plant and propolis compounds collected by honeybees and honeybee produced peptides in honeybee products, for potential use in controlling disease in honeybees.