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

The LASI queen bee team are busy dispatching the new daughter queens to new homes. @SussexUni @SussexLifeSci @SussexBiology

RT @ReadingUrbPolls: Nice @ASNAmNat blog: 'Asteraceae pollen provisions protect Osmia mason bees from brood parasitism' amnat.org/an/newpapers/J…

RT @ReadingUrbPolls: Interesting @PLOSONE paper: 'Conservation of pollinators in traditional agricultural landscapes in Transylvania' journals.plos.org/plosone/articl…

RT @Buzz_dont_tweet: Natural History Museum garden redesign could consign species to history. ow.ly/bP4s301cYqQ pic.twitter.com/GbAfgxbnIU

RT @ReadingUrbPolls: Red-tailed bumblebees are very fond of Horseshoe vetch & Bird's-foot trefoil. Why not plant some in your garden? pic.twitter.com/o55W4lxo3W

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