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Vespa velutina in Turin

Our efforts towards the eradication and containment of this invasive species

Major projects

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Assessment, monitoring, and mitigation of stressors on wild pollinators



Monitoring, containment, and research on Vespa velutina 

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Monitoring and protection of pollinators 

Who we are

Lab Leader

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Simone Tosi

Lab Technician

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All Lab Members


Davide Cuttini

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Bee behaviour

There is so much to discover about the behaviour of bees

that we can't stop buzzing.

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Risk Assessment

Risk assessments regulates the real world, and its refinement can lead to real changes.


Vespa velutina

Monitoring, containment, and research on Vespa velutina

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Pesticides are a major stressor for bees, influencing their health and behaviour in multiple ways. 

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Monitoring surveys are crucial to assess the real conditions of bees and our environment.     

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Science outreach

Because science is relevant when it reaches people.

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Bee nutrition

A major driver of bee health. We use bees as model species for nutrition research.

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Wild bees

Bumblebee and solitary bee pollinators. We study their health and behaviour.

B for Bee

...and more!

There's always more, we're just waiting for the right moment. Reach out for more info. 

What we do

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