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Honey Bee ID Lab Closed

Since 1990, Texas A&M University’s Honey Bee Identification Lab has provided identification and characterization of honey bees.   As of the end of May, the Honey Bee ID lab is closed. According to Paul Jackson, with the Apiary Inspection Service, budget cuts left their department no choice but to end the program.  Long-time employee Lisa Bradley was cut as a result. The laboratory provided analysis of honey bee genetics, and for many years had been the authority that documented the incidence and spread of Africanized honey bees spreading… Read More →