Posts By: Sue Boo

Importance of knowing how lipid soluble pesticides, fungicides and miticides can affect Honey Bees

https://beeinformed.org/2014/05/05/importance-of-knowing-how-lipid-soluble-pesticides-fungicides-and-miticides-can-affect-honey-bees/

This semester, I had the opportunity to intern in Dr. vanEngelsdorp’s lab and was able to research potential pesticide, fungicide and miticide effects on honey bees. Honey bees have fat bodies that functions as a reserve for food. Fat bodies are composed of trophocytes, which are cells containing mostly fats, some protein and glycogen, and…

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