Ecology and Evolution Unit (Alexander Mikheyev)
1 Oct 2019 - 14:57
Honey bee colony collapse has devastating consequences for the environment, the global economy, and food security worldwide. The culprits behind some of the destruction – parasitic Varroa mites – are...
Type: News Article
1 Oct 2019 - 14:34
A micro-CT scan that researchers in OIST’s Ecology and Evolution Unit use to study the varroa mites that threaten honey bee colonies.
1 Oct 2019 - 14:12
Postdoctoral fellow Dr. Maeva Techer stands in front of bee colonies at OIST.
1 Oct 2019 - 14:04
Professor Alexander Mikheyev kneels after inspecting bee colonies at OIST.
9 Sep 2019 - 08:45
Mutualisms are one of the most common interactions in the natural world. That relationships of mutual benefit are so common suggests something important — they are a good survival strategy. In...
Type: News Article
6 Sep 2019 - 09:31
An artist’s impression of the OIST-Onna collaboration using honeybees to save Okinawan coral.
6 Sep 2019 - 09:29
Expert beekeeper Takashi Ikemiya elegantly handles a frame of Japanese honeybees. Ikemiya-san will teach local beekeepers how to successfully raise colonies.
6 Sep 2019 - 09:28
Dr. Maeva Techer from OIST’s Ecology and Evolution Unit studies honeybee colonies to understand the Varroa mite. Maeva uses a bee smoker to keep the bees calm.
6 Sep 2019 - 09:26
From left to right: a Japanese and European honeybee sit side-by-side.
6 Sep 2019 - 09:24
When red soil runoff reaches the Okinawan shoreline, it can turn the ocean a distressing color and cause devastating coral bleaching events. Ryo Kirino is exploring novel ways of minimizing red soil...
6 Sep 2019 - 09:23
From left to right: Saori Chappell and Dr. Vienna Kowallik from OIST’s Ecology and Evolution Unit, Ryo Kirino from the Onna Village Office, and expert beekeeper Takashi Ikemiya. The collaboration...
5 Aug 2019 - 11:59
How can humble honeybees help protect Okinawa's precious coral reefs?