Great News for Bees!

August 29, 2017

From: LSU Now

LSU AgCenter and the USDA partner for honeybee research

LSU AgCenter employee examines mites found on bees on Aug. 22. Photo by Hailey Auglair

The LSU AgCenter has partnered with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to study the declining honeybee population.
A new grant will allow entomologists, researchers at the USDA Honey Bee Breeding, Genetics and Physiology Research Unit in Baton Rouge and the largest beekeeper in the country to study how stress factors impact honeybees in a two-year study following 400 hives. Their research will include how pesticides, pathogens, and viruses affect bees.

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