Climate change threatens the survival of the UK's honey bee population

An exotic parasite that targets the insects is set to flourish in northern Europe if the Earth continues to warm, according to a Queens University, Belfast study.

It assessed the future threat posed by the gut parasite Nosema ceranae.

The parasite originated in Asia, but can now be found worldwide.

New evidence of the parasite's superior competitive ability and the link between its population size and climate change has been published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

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