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About APIS Molecular Systematics Laboratory

The Department of Entomology currently maintains and operates over 250 colonies distributed in 10 research and teaching apiaries.

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.

Workshop offered by the WSU Honey Bee Program


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

Queen Rearing and Bee Breeding Workshop

June 15-16, 2018 The WSU bee team is offering an event to introduce you to fundamental tools for stock improvement. This workshop is designed to improve your understanding of queen rearing, bee breeding systems and selection methods though a combination of presentations and hands-on demonstrations.