Our field research in the apiaries is centered on projects addressing problems of major importance to Pacific Northwest (PNW) beekeepers.
Current colony health research includes:
- monitoring seasonal variation in Nosema ceranae infestations
- molecular characterization of Nosema species in the PNW
- evaluation of interactions between parasites and pathogens
- examining sub-lethal effects of chemical residues in the hive and the environment
The Department of Entomology currently maintains and operates over 250 colonies distributed in 10 research and teaching apiaries.