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LSU AgCenter receives large grant to study honeybee health

LSU AgCenter entomologists just received a near million dollar grant to research something pretty sweet.

Kristen Healy and Daniel Swale of the AgCenter are studying the health of honeybees, specifically how stress factors affect them, according to an AgCenter news release. The grant was provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture, an organization Healy and Swale are working with on the project.

The Honey Bee Breeding, Genetics and Physiology Research Unit of the USDA and AgCenter researchers will participate in a two-ear study, following 400 hives.

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