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Eliminating the Honey Bee’s Biggest Enemy

MSU St. Andrews researcher, Edmund Stark, and his team of interns, are working on a new solution to save honey bees by wiping out a parasitic enemy.

Saving Honey Bees from Varroa Mites with Controlled-Release Miticides

High School Interns at the MSU Midland Campus, 07.12.2017

Team: Jason Harnick, Bullock Creek HS; Kaitlin Gandy, Midland HS; and Yuen Azo, Saginaw Arts & Science Academy (not pictured) Mentor: Edmund Stark, PhD The US beekeeping industry is in crisis, and with it those parts of the agriculture industry that are partly or entirely dependent upon honey bees for pollination.  Honey bees are being lost at an alarming rate due to…