Project

Technology to suppress parasites in the digestive tract of bumble bees

Acronym
TEDI-BEE
Duration
01 May 2019 → 30 September 2020
Funding
Regional and community funding: Industrial Research Fund
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Veterinary epidemiology
Keywords
preventive curative Diet trypanosomes sugars insect parasites
 
Project description

The project aims to strengthen our patent application and business case on the use of specific sugars in diet to eradicate trypanosome parasites in bumble bees. Bumble bees are important pollinators in agriculture. Additional data is needed regarding product traceability, dosage, and side-effects on bumble bee colony level.