An entomologist working on honey bee nutrition, impacts of pesticides, pests and pathogens on honey bees and honey bee behavior and biology. Priya employs various research techniques such as molecular ecology, neuroethology, insect physiology, ecotoxicology, mass spectrometry and apicultural practices to address my current research questions.
Honey Bee Nutrition is often overlooked in the research world. Considered the “third leg” of honey bee health. Priya will be providing some insights into her research concerning sterols. It is easy to combat pests and / or diseases as we grow in experience in beekeeping, but the real opportunity is an understanding and incorporation into management practices of monitoring and augmenting the honey bee nutritional needs.