The Laboratory of Apiculture and Social Insects (LASI)

The Laboratory of Apiculture and Social Insects (LASI) at the University of Sussex studies honey bees and other social insects. Social insects are the insects that live in a colony with a queen and workers like many bees, ants, wasps and termites. LASI research studies the honey bee and other social insects "in the round" addressing both applied and basic questions. The applied research is aimed at helping the honey bee and beekeepers, whilst the basic research studies how insect societies function.

Please help LASI continue to perform vital research to help bees! 

 

Researcher testing a honey bee colony for genetic trait.Dr Hasan Altoufailia testing a honey bee colony for hygienic behaviour.

 

 

Researcher looking to see what insects feed on ragwortDr Karin Alton working on the Busy Bee research project.

 

 

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Contact

Professor Francis Ratnieks

E F.Ratnieks@sussex.ac.uk
T +44 1273 872954

Dr Karin Alton

E Karin.Alton@sussex.ac.uk
T +44 1273 872587

LASI on Twitter

Laboratory of Apiculture and Social Insects at the University of Sussex, England - https://t.co/AZ0r0cxOuZ

RT @wizentrop: Brightly colored rove beetle from the cloud forest of Mindo, Ecuador. These guys are tiny and fast! pic.twitter.com/zMdLKhNlcu

Glorious Flower Power #seed mix from @FlowerScapes growing @SussexUni with the help of @SEFLLP How lovely is this! pic.twitter.com/BlNAetqqCz

@aimee_e27 and, of course, a big shout out to @SEFLLP , without them this wouldn't happen!

RT @collieryspoil: Rarely see these on coal tips, so I was pleasantly surprised to find this male Wool Carder Bee (Anthidium manicatum… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

RT @tammy_andrews18: A narrow-bordered five-spot burnet moth (I think!) in Stainton Low Wood taken on mobile as camera died!… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

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