We won the USDA award! We have been funded by the USDA for Mite-biting and feral bees. April 15 2017
We have been awarded grant money to continue the study and development of bees that have 'Mite-biting Behavior' for 2017:
Mite-biting behavior in feral swarms: The Pennsylvania Queen Improvement Project FNE17-863
We will capturing wild/feral swarms in PA, OH, and WV and compare them to our current Purdue 'leg chewers' aka Mite Maulers, and a control group. There will be several field days for people to be able to obtain these genetics.