bees, honey and other sticky subjects

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Bee gene research

A new bee research facility has just opened at the University of Illinois. Nothing about disease or varroa, though. It will focus on genes and their influence upon social behaviour. Professors Gene Robinson and Charles Whitfield will head up the $1 million lab.

There will be 50 hives onsite which are being moved in from two miles away -- and yes they did know to move them further afield first to avoid spatial confusion of the bees.

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