EPA funds LSU study on honeybees

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

DALLAS - Officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency presented a grant for more than $167,000 to Dr. Kristen Healy of the Louisiana State University AgCenter Jan. 8 to fund a study to assess the impact of mosquito-control methods on honeybees.

The study will look at development and application of insecticides used to control adult mosquito populations to minimize impacts on honeybee health.

The LSU team will use the study results to develop specific guidelines for safely using these insecticides and to assist beekeepers in minimizing exposure of bee colonies.