Susceptibility of the Western Honey Bee Apis mellifera and the African Stingless Bee Meliponula ferruginea (Hymenoptera: Apidae) to the Entomopathogenic Fungi Metarhizium anisopliae and Beauveria bassiana (Project: Integrated Pest and Pollinator Management)

This study assessed the nontarget effect of entomopathogenic fungi on the Western honey bee Apis mellifera and the African stingless bee Meliponula ferruginea Cockrell.

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Name of principal investigator Thomas Dubois
Email of principle investigator Thomas Dubois
  • Collaborators: Evanson R. Omuse
  • Collaborators: Saliou Niassy
  • Collaborators: John M. Wagacha
  • Collaborators: George O. Ong’amo
  • Collaborators: Michael G. Lattorff
  • Collaborators: Nkoba Kiatoko
  • Collaborators: Samira A. Mohamed
  • Collaborators: Sevgan Subramanian
  • Collaborators: Komivi S. Akutse
Donor/funding agency German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Start date of project 2019-11-01
End date of project 2021-02-28
Region East Africa
  • Country: Kenya
Administrative area(s) ICIPE Duduville
Name of contact person Evanson R. Omuse
Email of contact person
Date uploaded 2023-08-03
Maintainer Kennedy Senagi
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Citation narrative Omuse, E. R., Niassy, S., Wagacha, J. M., Ong’amo, G. O., Lattorff, H. M. G., Kiatoko, N., ... & Dubois, T. (2022). Susceptibility of the western honey bee Apis mellifera and the African stingless bee Meliponula ferruginea (Hymenoptera: Apidae) to the entomopathogenic fungi Metarhizium anisopliae and Beauveria bassiana. Journal of Economic Entomology, 115(1), 46-55.
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Acknowledgement statement We appreciate the assistance of Joseph W. Kilonzo, James N. Kimani, and Gilvian N. Onsomu for providing and taking care of the A. mellifera and M. ferruginea colonies for this research. This work received financial support from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) commissioned and administered through the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ); Fund for International Agricultural Research (FIA), grant number 17.7860.4-001; Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation, the Section for Research, Innovation, and Higher Education grant number RAF-3058 KEN-18/0005; UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO); the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida); the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC); the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia; and the Government of the Republic of Kenya.