Creating Africa's 'super bees'


Nairobi, 08 March 2015 - A scientist inducing conception with the collected semen from carefully selected bee drones. It's a rather inelegant first time, but it's in the name of science, rather than love.

NAIROBI - Food security is all about the birds and the bees - those little yellow-and-black insects in particular.

The vast majority of the food we eat is dependent on bees for pollination.

Scientists at a newly launched research lab in Nairobi are trying to find a way of protecting African bees from a deadly parasite that&39;s targeting the insects in the US and Europe.

eNCA’s East Africa Correspondent Briana Duggan goes back to where it all begins - conception.

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