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

Our PhD student @vronwig spoke to @BBCSussex this morning about #wildflowers, #Brighton's flowery road verges & man… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

RT @chris_LeDuck: 5 years ago I started writing a book about stingless bees. It took longer than I hoped, but yesterday I sent it to… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Our #wildflowers online survey is up & running just til the end of this month! Could you spend 10-15 mins to help o… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

RT @vronwig: For the 1st day of #30DaysWild - could you spend 10 mins answering a few questions about nature, for our research p… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

RT @vronwig: Morning! Could you take 10 mins to answer some questions about wildflowers? Just think, you’ll be contributing to S… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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