WSU researchers are refrigerating 100 honey bee colonies to induce a mid-season hibernation. The goal is to kill varroa mites and save bees from colony collapse.
Honey bee colonies could be safe in the future thanks to a microscopic particle that attracts pesticides, as created by WSU researchers.
By Kate Wilhite, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences
PULLMAN, Wash. – At just 16 years old, Sheridan Miller is already a veteran fundraiser. The Mill Valley, Calif., teenager recently donated $1,400 she raised to help support Washington State University’s honey bee stock improvement program. Over the past six years, she has raised more than $5,000 to help fund research aimed at combating colony collapse disorder (CCD) and saving the honey bee.