The DeGrandi-Hoffman Lab is currently working with the rapini plant (Brassica rapa), specifically the nutritive qualities of its pollen.
The rapini field near CHBRC
Rapini in bloom
We also have an ongoing project involving the effects of fungicides on queen rearing and colony health.
Nurse bees feeding queen larvae
Vials set up for queen emergence
Exploring new environmentally friendly ways to control Varroa mites in honey bee colonies