About a third of our food comes from plants that are pollinated by insects, including honey bees and other species. Unfortunately, insect pollinators are in decline. One of our most important pollinators, the European honey bee, Apis mellifera, faces serious threats from parasitic diseases, especially the varroa mite.
We are investigating new solutions to honey bee diseases. We also do basic research on the interactions between honey bees and their parasites. Our bee research is done through a long standing collaboration with Rothamsted Research, Harpenden.
Our facilities include:
- Bee hives
- Laboratory facilities
If you are interested in accessing our facilities please contact Sally dot Mann at warwick dot ac dot uk
|Dave Chandler - honey bee genomics, biological control of varroa mite.|
|Eugene Ryabov - virus-host interactions eg varroa mite on honeybee.|
Find out more about our Bee Research
If you are interested in working with us please contact Dave dot Chandler at warwick dot ac dot uk
Bee hives at Wellesbourne
Study of bee populations