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

    LASI on Twitter

    Laboratory of Apiculture and Social Insects at the University of Sussex, England - https://t.co/AZ0r0cxOuZ

    @BBCRadio4 "Saving Science" journalist, Rory Galloway being shown how to graft a #honeybee larva by Prof. F Ratniek… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

    RT @apiculturalLdn: Lots of bees collecting pollen from Malva mostascha today and getting a really good dusting of the stuff too. 🌸🐝🌸🐝🌸… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

    RT @schuemaa: Populating the first observation hive with @VTKeepsBees pic.twitter.com/PJMegY4L0l

    @LasiBee Workshop @SussexUni on breeding and using hygienic bees. Once again very happy delegates. pic.twitter.com/gquS4Vt3ZB

    RT @chrispalgrave: @SussexUni with @britishbeevets looking forward to #neonic lecture and #hygienic #bee workshop with Prof Francis… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

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