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I found this interesting and thought I would share it with the group. I am signed up to get updates on their research into mushroom extracts in beekeeping.

Bees and Mushrooms

Brilliant - thankyou


I found this really fascinating too.


Hi all, recently listened to a great podcast by Joe Rogan https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/the-joe-rogan-experience/id360084272?mt=2&i=1000394547625 interviewing Paul Stamets (mushroom man) Paul claims he can increase the life span of his bees buy feeding them a mushroom concoction. I found a YouTube video from his channel. Thoughts? Anyone know what that frame is he is using to feed them https://youtu.be/LaY235qZy38
Here is the YouTube video of the podcast to do with Paul and his bees


I smell pseudoscience. Until it’s subjected to rigorous testing and the results are peer reviewed, I would think that any perceived benefits are anecdotal.


I have no opinion on the matter but here is some further information:
Can mushrooms save the honey bee? | College of Agricultural …
cahnrs.wsu.edu/blog/2015/02/can-mushrooms-save-the-ho… Proxy Highlight

Sheppard6750 WSU entomologist Steve Sheppard. Courtesy WSU Media Services. Paul Stamets has had a life-long love affair with mushrooms, one that goes …

Can A Mushroom Save Honey Bees? - Forbes
https://www.forbes.com/sites/grrlscientist/2017/06/05… Proxy Highlight

Jun 5, 2017 … Mr. Stamets told Professor Sheppard about a mushroom extract that was highly attractive – and highly lethal – to termites. Might this mushroom …

Could A Mushroom Save The Honeybee? : The Salt : NPR
www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2015/10/09/446928755/cou… Proxy Highlight

Oct 9, 2015 … Sheppard is studying whether he can boost honeybees’ immunity using liquid … His bees are getting a healthy dose of mushroom juice.

These Scientists Say We Should Be Feeding Bees Mushroom Juice …
https://munchies.vice.com/en_us/article/78d75a/these-… Proxy Highlight


We once experimented with burning puffball mushrooms in our smoker in the UK, when we had an excessively aggressive hive. :blush:

It didn’t really seem to sedate the bees any more than ordinary smoke. They were a bit of a pain to hunt down, gather and dry, although David enjoyed it, as he has always been interested in forest mushrooms. We gave up and requeened instead. :wink:


Some people do that here with mushrooms but has nothing to do with bees. :upside_down_face: