Mushroom Beehives could save bees from colony collapse! A beehive created with fungi has shown to boost a bee’s immunity as well as fights off one of the biggest threats: The varroa destructor mite. After watching insects eat the root-like filaments called mycelium in his garden, a farmer launched this research project that showed how compounds in certain mushrooms can boost a bee’s immunity! The mushroom nutrients also help bees break down harmful pesticides and chemicals. They’ve even identified a species of mushroom that kills the varroa mite: the Metarhizium anisopliae. “Nature leads us to solutions if we connect the dots, are open minded and think creatively,” Farmer Paul Stamets said, “We need to be innovative to create solutions that help tilt the balance to help bees, and ultimately us.” Read more about this, here.