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Research Project: Novel Feed-based Therapeutics for Honey Bees

Location: Honey Bee Breeding, Genetics, and Physiology Research

Project Number: 6050-21000-016-07-T
Project Type: Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Jul 1, 2020
End Date: Jun 30, 2021

Objective:
The objective of this work is to develop novel Single Cell Protein (SCP) diets for honey bees as a vector for feed-based therapeutics that will improve resistance to viral and microbial pathogens as well as parasitic Varroa mites.

Approach:
Expanding on our efforts to improve honey bee health via breeding and genetics, we will develop feed-based gene therapies to improve resistance to viral and microbial pathogens as well as parasitic Varroa mites.