LSU researchers get nearly $1M to study honeybees
BATON ROUGE - Two Louisiana State University researchers are getting nearly $1 million for a two-year study of how stress affects honeybee health.
The LSU AgCenter says in a news release that Kristen Healy and Daniel Swale are working with U.S. Department of Agriculture honeybee researchers in Baton Rouge and the nation's largest beekeeper .
They'll be studying 400 hives of honeybees that are based in South Dakota, including some that are moved to California for the fall almond harvest and then to Mississippi for the winter.
Healy says they'll compare colonies that survived or failed, and try to figure out which kinds of stress were more important to the bees' health.
LSU is getting $935,000. It's among seven universities getting a total of $6.8 million from the USDA to study pollinators.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
LSU loses its wide receiver shortly before game against Crimson Tide
Port Allen advances to 2nd round after huge win over Pine
U High has no problems with Evangel Christian in first round
Belaire making 1st playoff appearance in 17 years Friday
Southeastern women blow out Alcorn State on opening day of college basketball...