January/February 2024
Ongoing honeybee research initiatives

Elina L. Niño’s, Ph.D. team supports a number of stakeholder groups through a number of educational activities and by offering laboratory and field services. Niño’s research interests encompass basic and applied approaches to understanding and improving honeybee health. Niño is an associate Extension specialist for Apiculture with UC ANR UCCE located in the Department of Entomology and Nematology at UC Davis.

Elina L. NinoOngoing research projects include understanding queen mating and reproductive processes, testing novel biopesticides for efficacy against varroa mites, benefits of nutritional supplements such as probiotics and phytochemicals and evaluating pollination management practices with a goal of supporting honey bee health.

For more information about the research and Extension outreach efforts, visit elninobeelab.ucdavis.edu and cambp.ucdavis.edu.

Support ongoing honeybee research initiativesTo help support these efforts, donations can be made by scanning the QR code or by visiting the website: give.ucdavis.edu/AENM/EXN0005.

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