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 bee lab @LasiBee @SussexLifeSci @SussexBiology @SussexUni now looking for homes for new hygienic honeybee queens sussex.ac.uk/internal/bulle…

LASI queen honey bees reared from hygienic stock now ready for new homes! lasiqueenbees.com

RT @vBelz: Homeless and hungry pollinators to be given a helping hand by new survey www3.imperial.ac.uk/newsandeventsp…

RT @ReadingUrbPolls: Black-metallic hoverfly Cheilosia albitarsis. They like visiting buttercup flowers, also host plant for the larvae. pic.twitter.com/3D5Lnj4Mff

RT @LondonBeeKeeper: Compressed packets of different pollens in a cell. Called bee bread & supplies proteins for growth of baby #bees. pic.twitter.com/07pC1DA5jS

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