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University of Sussex starts selling disease-resistant “hygienic” honey bee queens to UK beekeepers

20 May 2016

Scientists working at the Laboratory of Apiculture & Social Insects have set up a research spin-off business.


Honey bee thesis awarded prize by Royal Entomological Society

26 February 2016

Bee expert, Dr Mihail Garbuzov, has won the Royal Entomological Society’s Wallace Award for his PhD thesis about helping honey bees in urban areas.


Scientists determine how to control parasite without harming bees

17 December 2015

Scientists have determined the best way of controlling Varroa mites – one of the threats facing honey bees – without harming the bees themselves.


Plants trick bees with caffeine-laced nectar

15 October 2015

Plants may be tricking bees into repeatedly visiting their flowers by exploiting their craving for caffeine, a new Sussex-led study has found.


Sussex bee experts help Brighton park to win national award

30 July 2015

The University’s involvement in a bee-friendly flower bed has contributed to national recognition for a central-Brighton park.
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LASI research helps advise Sussex UNESCO Biosphere!

29 June 2015

A University of Sussex-backed UNESCO Biosphere Reserve on the south coast celebrated its one-year anniversary last week. The Brighton & Lewes...


Doctoral research is helping to save bees

23 January 2015

Gardeners could make their space 100 times more attractive to bees, says Mihail Garbuzov, a PhD researcher who graduates this morning (23 January).


Mihail’s research is helping to save bees

20 January 2015

Gardeners could make their space up to 100 times more attractive to bees, says Mihail Garbuzov, a PhD researcher who graduates on Friday (January 23).


Sussex biologist wins award for ecological engagement

12 December 2014

A biology professor at Sussex has won an award for his “exceptional contribution to facilitating the use and understanding of ecology”.


A response from LASI to the National Pollinator Strategy

5 November 2014

4 November 2014 Response to the UK government's publication of the National Pollinator Strategy from the Laboratory of Apiculture and Social...


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