Bolstering the Apiculture Industry in North Carolina: Combating Parasitic Mites and Reversing Honey Bee Colony Population Decline

Organization:
North Carolina Agricultural Foundation, Inc.
Amount:
$163,998.49
Program Area:
Open Grants Program
County of Applicant:
Wake
Description:

The purpose of this Golden LEAF grant is to help the NC Agricultural Foundation test the efficacy of mite-resistance honey bees in North Carolina and increase the number of honey bee colonies/beekeepers across the state. The project will address the drop in the number bees from feral and commercial hives in North Carolina that has occurred as a result of mite infestation, and by doing so, help growers of crops that depend primarily on bees for pollination.

Contact:
Ms. Kathy B. Kennel Campus Box 7645 Raleigh, North Carolina 27695-7645 919-515-9262
Areas Served:
Statewide

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