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Honey Bee Research and Extension Lab

Honey Bee Research and Extension Lab

Honey Bee Natural History, Biodiversity, Conservation, and Ecology

We attempt to understand wild honey bee ecology and genetic diversity/structure in an effort to sustain honey bee populations through informed conservation efforts. We are keenly interested in the health of endemic populations of honey bees, particularly in southern Africa. We are focused on understanding the nest ecology, ecosystem contributions, natural history, and biodiversity of wild honey bees.

Current Projects

  • Methods for identifying races of honey bees (genome sequencing, microsatellites, morphometrics, etc.),
  • Colony natural history (colony density, nesting habits, etc.)
  • Interactions between honey bees and other species

Publications by Topic

Publications by Year

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Guide to HBREL Research

Honey Bee Natural History, Biodiversty, Conservation, and Ecology is just one of the HBREL's research areas. We also have two other major research focuses in our lab. Be sure to check those out when you finish browsing this page.