Viruses in the apiary: an interview with Dave Evans

In our 6th episode, Dr Andrew Shaw, CVR postdoc (and @virusmuser), chats with Professor Dave Evans, (@evanslabuk) a virologist from the University of St Andrews, about bees and their viruses.

Dave visited the CVR last year where he talked about his lab’s work on studying the replication and recombination of positive sense RNA viruses, like hepatitis C virus and polio virus. But for the podcast we chose to ask him about his other interest: beekeeping, which he combines with his love of virology in his lab-turned apiary in St Andrews.

Listen and find out what kinds of viruses infect bees, what they do to their hosts and what scientists and beekeepers, like Dave, are doing to stop them.