Repair of critical deferred maintenance including replacing system components on HVAC for hazardous Materials Storage Bldg. Replacement of air handling units, controls, and compressor and replacement of electrical components for Building 107.
Milestones - To be updated as milestones are completed.
Research at the Carl Hayden Bee Research Center
Scientists at the Carl Hayden Bee Research Center work to ensure the health of honey bee colonies, especially those used for commercial pollination. Honey bees are essential to the production of more than 130 crops in the U.S., adding more than $15 billion in value each year.
Two of the center's main focuses are improving nutrition management and developing better control of Varroa mites and other diseases and pest of honey bees. The Center has helped develop a new commercial diet to nourish honey bees when there is no pollen and nectar naturally available. Better nutrition may be a key to reversing the decline of honey bees in the United States.
In addition, scientists at the Carl Hayden Bee Research Center track the spread of the Africanized honey bee in the United States and are working on ways for beekeepers to maintain manageable colonies in areas to which Africanized honey bees have spread. These aggressive bees are a concern to beekeepers and to the public because they are more defensive and sting more than European honey bees.
The center also trains inspectors from states expecting the Africanized bees.
Improve bee nutrition for healthier colonies, especially those used for commercial pollination.
Develop novel control strategies for Varroa using essential oils, pheromones and nutrition.
Africanized Honey Bees