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“This is a big deal for the beekeeping industry … a lot of the varroa treatments that we have right now, aren't as effective,” said Jennifer Han, postdoctoral research associate.

New strain of fungus helps regrow honey bee population

VICTORIA GIOMI 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...

Shultz raised bees that originated from the WSU campus. She earned the Crimson Award, which is only given to top presenters.

SURCA winners live out passions through research

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen roots editor April 15, 2021

Riley Shultz is not afraid of bees. Shultz, WSU senior biochemistry major and Spanish minor, said her connection with honeybees sparked an idea to research fungi treatments with the potential to boost...

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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