The Laboratory of Apiculture and Social Insects (LASI) at the University of Sussex studies honey bees and other social insects. From May 2016, LASI Queen Bees have been supplying hygienic Queen bees to UK beekeepers.
Catalyst team member Liam has worked with LASI since April to develop a website for the sale of hygienic bees. This website included a store for purchasing bees. Further business support has been provided by Catalyst post web development, including email send-outs, compiling lists of UK Beekeeper Associations, business planning, financial reporting, marketing assistance and continued web support.