Off to Italy on a Very Important Mission

By Kathy Keatley Garvey (Bug Squad - Happenings in the Insect World) 

It won't be lock, stock and barrel, but it will be stock.

A team of scientists from UC Davis and Washington State University will be heading for Italy tomorrow (June 19) to gather germplasm (sperm) of Old World/Italian honey bee stock. They'll bring it back to the United States to inseminate bee queens. 

Bee breeder-geneticist Susan Cobey, who has a joint appointment at UC Davis and WSU, will be in Italy with colleagues Read More...

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