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.

 

 

 

 

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

LASI busy preparing hygienic breeder colonies to rear daughters to sell to UK #beekeepers @britishbee @LondonBeeKeeper

LASI #QueenBees website nearly ready for business! @SussexLifeSci @SussexBiology @SussexUni

RT @ukbutterflies: Small and Essex Skippers are difficult to tell apart as adults, but only Essex overwinter as eggs as shown here. pic.twitter.com/jhtPyQ0Z6m

RT @TWBC_Museum: Cold windy day not good for bees. Male Andrena haemorrhoa waiting hopefully for it to brighten up. Calverley Grounds pic.twitter.com/PRhqCOAX1x

RT @Shannonsgc: @apiculturalLdn @LondonBeeKeeper @LasiBee we stock most of those so that's great! 🐝🐝🐝

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