Honey Bee and Pollinator Program

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About APIS Molecular Systematics Laboratory

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 and 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.

Videos

Learn about our spring work in California and the honey bees connection to mushrooms.