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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Latest events

  • 14 September 2017

    Integrated Varroa Management

  • 15 September 2017

    Integrated Varroa Management

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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

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