National Honey Board Research

Honey Bee Research

Honey Bee Research

The National Honey Board is committed to finding ways to help beekeepers maintain the health of their honey bees and was among the first to provide funding for CCD research in early 2007. Since 2004, the National Honey Board has funded multiple honey bee health research projects.

This section provides information on NHB-funded research, sorted by year of funding. This information is made available to keep researchers, consumers and the beekeeping community informed about NHB’s proactive involvement in honey bee health projects.

There are no calls for any proposals at this time.

Bee Research Projects


Understanding How Nutritional Source and Behavioral State Interact to Influence Resistance

Christina Mogren/James Ottea

Louisiana State University Agricultural Center

Understanding How Nutritional Source and Behavioral State Interact to Influence Resistance to Abiotic Stressors in Honey Bees.

This project is completed.  Click here to see final report.

Development of Predators as a Sustainable, Cost-effective Tool for Managing the Varroa Mite

Lundgren/Ecdysis

North Carolina State University

Development of Predators as a Sustainable, Cost-effective Tool for Managing the Varroa Mite 

This project is completed.  Click here to see final report.

Field exposure and toxicity of neonicotinoid insecticides to honey bees via flowering field margins.

Lundgren

NCARL

Field exposure and toxicity of neonicotinoid insecticides to honey bees via flowering field margins: the importance of continual pesticide exposure in bee forage.

Effects of inducible reactive oxygen species production on nosema ceranae infection.

Snow

Barnard College/Columbia University

Effects of inducible reactive oxygen species production on nosema ceranae infection.

This project is completed.  Click here to see final report.

Understanding how nutritional source and behavioral state interact and influence resistance.

Ottea

Louisiana State University Ag Center

Understanding how nutritional source and behavioral state interact and influence resistance to abiotic stressors in honey bees.

This project is completed.  Click here to see final report.

Effect of commonly used agrochemicals and their interactions on honey bee colony health.

Dr. Ramesh Sagili

Oregon State University

Effect of commonly used agrochemicals and their interactions on honey bee colony health.

Drought induced impacts on honey bee nutrition and productivity.

Rankin

University of California

Drought induced impacts on honey bee nutrition and productivity.

Influence of Varroa mite (Varrao destructor) levels and management practices.

Rinkevich

Louisiana State University

Influence of Varroa mite (Varrao destructor) levels and management practices on insecticide sensitivity in the honey bee.