Field research in the apiaries is centered on projects addressing problems of major importance to Pacific Northwest (PNW) beekeepers. Current colony health research includes: monitoring seasonal variation in Nosema ceranae infestations, molecular characterization of Nosema species in the PNW, evaluation of interactions between parasites and pathogens and examining sub-lethal effects of chemical residues in the hive and the environment.
These products are related to and direclty support the program goals.
Honey produced on the Palouse and Island County as a part of the Honey Bee Research program. This honey is from our honey bees are located throughout WSU: Pullman/Moscow and Island County. Honey is bottled separately by location to highlight is origin's flavor and benefits. Honey production is seasonal and base upon the productivity of the bees, quantities may be limited.
WSU Program Queens WSU Program queen – naturally mated. Due to our climate, queen production takes place in June and July and WSU Program Queens will be available for shipment in July-August. Limited quantities are available – priority will be given to beekeeping associations in the PNW involved in local breeding efforts.