Research on Capitol Hill
 

Presenter and Co-Presenter(s)

Matthew Thompson, Utah State UniversityFollow

College

College of Science

Department

Biology Department

Faculty Mentor

Karen Kapheim

Abstract

Honey bees are vital to agriculture; the decline of honey bee populations in Utah and worldwide is concerning. Several factors can reduce honey bee health and when they interact can increase in magnitude (Fig. 1). We are investigating the interactions of a pesticide ingredient, organosilicone surfactant (OSS), and viral pathogens.

Goals

  • Determine if OSS exposure alters honey bee feeding behavior.
  • Determine if OSS synergizes with and increases the negative impact of viruses on honey bees.

Document Type

Poster

Publication Date

2018

Included in

Biology Commons

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