Our Lab is part of the University of Turin (UNITO), Department of Agricultural, Forest, and Food Sciences (DISAFA). UNITO is a higher education, research-focused public institution founded in 1404, counting ~70000 students. Coordinated by Dr. Simone Tosi, the BeeLab involves numerous scientists such as Dr. Davide Cuttini (expert apiary technician), postdocs, PhDs, research collaborators, and University students.
Our research investigates the health and behaviour of multiple bee pollinators, such as honey bees, bumblebees, and solitary bees.
We aim at gaining a more comprehensive understanding of the complex dynamics of both individual and combined impact of multiple factors on bees, including (but not limited to) pesticides and nutrition (see: publications).
We use traditional and innovative techniques including behavioural, physiological, and modelling approaches for research, monitoring, and risk assessment purposes.
Students with the bee technician
We believe that a respectful, open-minded environment nurtures creativity, innovation, and scientific excellence.
The BeeLab is committed to maintaining a safe and inclusive environment for everyone, regardless of ethnicity, race, gender identity, sexual orientation, nationality, socio-economic status, religion, physical ability, or age.
Solitary bee nests
One of the experimental apiaries