Dr. Steven Alm and his lab have teamed up with Dr. Matthew Kiesewetter of URI’s Chemistry Department to address the management of Varroa destructor, a parasitic mite which infests honey bee colonies. The development of new varroa mite controls is key to combating varroa resistance and increasing safety to beekeepers and bees. We are currently assessing the effects of new potential miticides on varroa mites and honey bees.