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“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 10, 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 does not have predators in the U.S and can destroy a honey bee colony within minutes.

Asian giant hornet could spread in US, researchers say

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen editor-in-chief October 4, 2020

The Asian giant hornet could potentially settle on the west coast, according to a recently published research article by WSU researchers.  The hornet is native to Asia, and it preys on honey bees,...

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 13, 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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