What is Phage Hunters?

Phage Hunters is a two semester long class where you will have the opportunity to play an active role in current research. There are two teams- the bee team and the tree team. Within the two teams we are studying the effects of phages against two bacteria, Paenibacillus larvae and Erwinia amylovora.

Why does it matter?

Every year these two bacteria cost beekeepers and farmers thousands of dollars in disease prevention, treatment, and destroyed trees and hives.

Our research is dedicated to keeping their trees and honey bees healthy in order to provide the best products and protect the environment.