June 25, 2019

I had a wonderful visit to Oregon to meet with collaborators and sample Taricha newts to test for Bd and Bsal. Don't forget your hard hats!

May 20, 2019

We did our spring treatment for Varroa mites at our two experimental apiaries. We used oxalic acid vapor, which involved using a car battery. Enjoyed the sunset view with the kiddos! 

February 18, 2019

Some of our samples collected in Virginia, USA and Panama were incorporated into this study on global climate and amphibian skin microbiomes.

Kueneman JG, MC Bletz, G Becker, M Joseph, JG Abarca, H Archer, L Areleno, A Bataille, MH Becker, LK Belden, A Crottini, R Geffe...

February 11, 2019

First, on Friday Feb. 8, we hosted a “HappBee Hour” for EWU students with the Bee Girl (beegirl.org), which entailed a lunch and meet-n-greet with Sarah Red-Laird (AKA the Bee Girl). We also held a pollinator fair about ways to gets involved with pollinator protection...

September 25, 2018

I am excited to welcome Shelby and Philip as graduate students in the Walke lab this year.  Also, check out our sweet new bee suits embroidered with the EWU logo. Go team!

May 17, 2018

I enjoyed working with Daniel Walters from The Inlander weekly newspaper as part of the Scholastic Fantastic series on "Five cool discoveries local universities made this year." The article is titled "Can we harness the microbes in bee guts to create stronger bees?", a...

May 17, 2018

Congrats to Erin and Shelby on great poster presentations at the EWU Research Symposium!

April 29, 2018

We are so excited to partner with the West Plains Beekeepers for a honey bee experiment to test the effects of diet on the gut microbiome and overall hive health. 

November 18, 2017

 Thank you to the West Plains Beekeeping Association for inviting me to share my honey bee gut microbiome research with their group! They are doing great work in education and promoting bees! https://www.wpbeekeepers.org/

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