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The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

WSU Bee Program Researcher Jennifer Han, left, and graduate student Adam Ware, right, check honey bee hives treated with fungus for mite populations in collaboration with a company called Fungi Perfecti.

Make a buzz to save the bees

ISABELLE BUSCH November 4, 2021

WSU Bee Program researchers are making a buzz to ensure the survival of the honey bees. Honey bees without a honey Genetic diversity is a big problem for honey bees, said Steve Sheppard, honey bee...

“This is a big deal for the beekeeping industry … a lot of the varroa treatments that we have right now, arent as effective,” said Jennifer Han, postdoctoral research associate.

New strain of fungus helps regrow honey bee population

VICTORIA GIOMI, Evergreen reporter June 11, 2021

WSU researchers from the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences published a paper covering their newly developed strain of Metarhizium fungus, which kills mites that harm honey bees. Postdoctoral...

The Asian giant hornet is the largest hornet in the world. They eat insects like wasps and honeybees. The hornets can “slaughter” entire honeybee colonies.

Giant hornet makes an appearance in Washington state

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen editor-in-chief April 14, 2020

An invasive, venomous critter that can grow up to 2 inches long has made its way to Washington state.  Susan Cobey, bee breeder at WSU’s Department of Entomology, said the Asian giant hornet,...

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