Flight of the Alkali Bee

May 3, 2012, Nella Letizia, CAHNRS – Marketing, News, and Educational Communications

New Study to Follow Insect’s Population, Flight Path over U.S. Highway 12

PROSSER, Wash.—Can a bee learn to fly over, instead of across, a busy highway? WSU entomologist Douglas Walsh is working with the Washington State Department of Transportation to find out. Walsh will study alkali bees and their flight around a stretch of U.S. Highway 12 in central Washington to help WSDOT minimize the impact of a proposed highway improvement project on the native bees. read full article