Researchers take novel approach to honey bee plight

June 20, 2012 - Iowa State University is taking a team approach in studying what is behind the disappearance of honeybees known as "Colony Collapse Disorder."

Amy Toth, assistant professor in Iowa State's ecology, evolution and organismal biology department, was awarded an Agriculture and Food Research Initiative grant by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to explore the importance of nutritional stress and viruses on honeybee health. She is working with researchers Allen Miller and Jimena Carillo-Tripp in the plant pathology and microbiology department and Bryony Bonning in the entomology department.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012