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. Tweets by @KarinAlton

RT @PlanetPhD: When we told you about Buzz Pollination in our #bumblebees episode, turns out it was only 5% of the story.... here'… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Here's a #LASI #video on how to determine what the #varroa infestation level is in the #honeybee #colony. Great to… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

RT @chris_LeDuck: Another unusual stingless bee entrance (even for this species). This one is made from ant corpses glued together wi… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Ivy: Autumn Food For Honey Bees and Flower Visiting Insects, new LASI video out. Appreciate ivy, it is an amazing f… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

RT @SussexUniPress: ICYMI, PhD students @vronwig & @Gigihennessy of @LasiBee have launched a podcast to open up @PlanetPhD & make furth… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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