Marla Spivak

Marla SpivakDr. Spivak's research and outreach goals are to protect the health of bee pollinators and to promote sustainable beekeeping practices.  Related to sustainable plant health, they are exploring the benefits of propolis, plant-derived resins with remarkable antimicrobial properties, to honey bee social immunity.  Other studies include how floral nutritional resources affect honey bee health and wild bee diversity and abundance. 


Apiculture; Population biology
Genetics and breeding of honey bees; Social insects