UNCG student’s research could save honey bee colonies

November 18, 2015

From UNCG Now | University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Story by Jeanie Groh, University Relations
Photography by Martin W. Kane, University Relations

 Kaira Wagoner inspects a UNCG beehive.

Kaira Wagoner, UNCG’s Biology Department’s first doctoral student, has uncovered a chemical that could increase the odds of honey bee survival by helping them better combat the parasites within their hives.


Wagoner’s research focuses on Varroa destructor, also called the Varroa mite.

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