Undergraduate Researchers Investigate a Global Bee Mystery

Undergraduate researchers study GW's bee hives on the roof of Lisner Hall
Undergraduate researchers study GW's bee hives on the roof of Lisner Hall
February 11, 2015

What is happening to the bees?

Undergraduate researchers in GW's Columbian College of Arts and Sciences are working hard to answer this question. Over the past 10 years, global bee populations have decreased by 40% due to a mysterious occurance dubbed Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). Simply put, bees are disappearing - and no one knows why.

Read Columbian College's recent story to find out how students in Professor Hartmut Doebel's insect ecology lab are studying the relationship between insecticides and bee behavior to understand this phenomenon.