Mechanisms by which honey bees in Africa (Ethiopia) cope with pathogens and pests

01 October 2016 → Ongoing
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Invertebrate biology
    • Terrestrial ecology
Pests Pathogens honeybee
Project description

Pathogens and pests are highlighted as major constraining factors for declining trends of honeybee population worldwide. However, Africanized honeybees are are less affected by pathogens and pests attack. In order to develop sustainable control systems it is important to understand the mechanisms where honey bees in Africa rely on to control the drivers that cause bee mortality in other parts of the world.