The Bee Research Lab conducts research to improve the health of honey bee colonies and help the beekeeping industry maintain an adequate healthy supply of bees for the pollination of crops.
Photo Credit: H. Boncristiani
The Bee Lab has planted a Pollinator garden! This valuable educational tool shows a vibrant, real-life example of the codependent nature of our food ecosystem and the valuable services that pollinators (especially honeybees) provide to agriculture, while offering a diverse habitat for native bees and other pollinators.
Photo Credit: D. Lopez
Possibly the greatest threat to honeybees, Varroa mites are obligate parasites that feed on both adult honey bees and brood, spreading viruses, crippling the bees and weakening the colony.
The Bee Research Laboratory is located in Beltsville, MD and is part of the Northeast Area.
The Research Leader is Yanping Chen.
10300 BALTIMORE AVENUE
BLDG. 306, RM. 315, BARC-EAST
Beltsville, MD 20705