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Bee Ideas Fly from WSU to Algeria

Posted by | August 8, 2017

Entomologists Steve Sheppard and Brandon Hopkins shared ideas and techniques with North African beekeepers during a collaborative WSU-Borlaug Program visit to Algeria, August 7-10.

In a scientific and technical exchange in Algiers, the two WSU bee researchers met local beekeepers and their bees, and watched a demonstration of honeybee queen insemination. Hopkins, assistant research professor and apiary and laboratory manager of the WSU Apiary Program, led a workshop on cryo-preservation of honey bee germplasm.

Walter S Sheppard Tweet with Text Algerian beekeepers learn fundamentals of instrumental insemination at today's WSU-Borlaug bee breeding workshop.Tweet from Brandon Hopkins that reads Wonderful students and great teacher/translator, Ourdia Kessi. At WSU-Borlaug insemination training #wsubees