2012 Germplasm Importation of the Italian Honey Bee, Apis mellifera ligustica

By Walter S. Sheppard, Thurber Professor of Apiculture Recent declines in honey bee populations and increasing challenges to maintain colony health are of concern to both beekeepers and growers of crops needing pollination services. Amid widespread research on honey bee health issues, there remains a notable lack of research directed toward the genetic improvement of honey bees. There is a … [Read more...]