Posted in Microbiome

Long Live the Queen! Relationship Between Diet, Microbes and Queen Honeybee Longevity.

DNA analysis demonstrates the influence of diet on microbial succession and longevity in workers and queen honey bees.

Posted in Microbiome

Honeybee Microbiome

Beneficial microbes found in healthy honey bee guts play significant roles in supporting host immune response and digestion.

Posted in Disease Foulbrood Microbiome

Signs, Symptoms and Science – European Foulbrood

Spotty brood pattern? Contorted, discolored larvae? You may have European Foulbrood.

Posted in Disease Foulbrood Microbiome

Signs, Symptoms and Science – American Foul Brood

Spotty brood pattern? Sunken, dark, greasy looking capped brood? Foul-fish like odor? If you experience any of these symptoms when inspecting your hive, you may have American Foul Brood.

Posted in Microbiome

All Hail the Queen – Pheromones

Learn how the queen’s pheromones are spread throughout the hive, what activities are influenced and what happens when the pheromones are compromised.

Posted in Varroa - testing and treatment

Rearing Varroa in the Lab

Studying host-parasitic interactions in laboratory setting provides opportunities to delve deeper into the behavior and physiology of the honey bee parasite – Varroa destructor mites.