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RESEARCH

Best for Bees offers research services related to honeybees and bumblebees. Our experts in microbiology, apiculture, genetics, and plant biology can assist with your research objectives. 

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RESEARCH

Best for Bees offers a wide array of honeybee and bumblebee research services to universities and companies.  We can assist with grant writing, research objectives, design, and approval processes.   

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BEE VECTORING TECHNOLOGY

The Protectabee Inspenser is brand new technology developed and tested by Best for Bees for delivery of bee health improvement powders directly into honey bee hives.  Currently in the Research and Development phase in a collaborative project with Peter Kevan's lab at the University of Guelph, MITACS, and The Weston Foundation. 

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COLONY HEALTH ANALYSIS

Assessment of honeybee colony health in Apivectoring project at Strom's Farm in Guelph, Ontario.  We collected samples to analyze larval mortality, photograph analysis of total population of colonies, and data collection on multiple hives to assess colony health for a joint project with the University of Guelph. Best for Bees can help with your colony health assessments for research. 

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APIVECTORING FOR CROP PROTECTION

Best for Bees provided assistance for grant applications, apiculture techniques, crop analysis, and microbiological preps in a joint project with the University of Guelph and Weston Foundation. 

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MEMORY IN BUMBLEBEES 

Bumblebees were trained to use touchscreens in order to study memory at the University of Guelph.  Apiculture, data collection and analysis, and publication services were provided to the University of Guelph by Best for Bees. 

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BUMBLEBEE POLLINATION SERVICES

Best for Bees provides bumblebee pollination services.  2020 pollination services included haskap, raspberry, strawberry, and blackberry crops.  Useful for early crops that require pollination.