USDA has approved a first-ever honeybee vaccine against foulbrood disease

Some good news for our flying friends.

USDA has approved the first-ever vaccine for honeybees.
This is an effort to prevent a bacterial disease, called foulbrood, which can destroy full colonies.

The agency issued a conditional license to manufacturer Dalan Animal Health, sharing their hope that this protects honeybees “given their central role in American agriculture.” Previous treatment for foulbrood disease was providing antibiotic treatment, and sometimes burning bees and infected hives.