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Eva Forsgren

Eva Forsgren
Eva Forsgren is an associate professor, a senior extension lecturer in apiculture and the manager of the Swedish national reference laboratory of honeybee health.


I am part of the Honeybee Research Group at SLU internationally renowned for its work on honeybee pathology, especially microsporidia (Nosema), bacterial diseases (American and European foulbrood), parasitic mites (Varroa) and viruses. Currently our group focuses on the interactions between different parasites, pathogens and pesticides and the role of honeybee specific lactic acid bacteria in relation to individual bee and colony health.




My research interests are particularly the epidemiology and transmission of the bacterium Paenibacillus larvae, causing American foulbrood disease in honeybee larvae, and Melissococcus plutonius, causing European foulbrood.

Another significant part of my work includes the development and validation of new methods for the detection of various microorganisms in the honeybee colony.


Woman holding a honey frame.
Apiary at Gotland.
Open Campus in Uppsala 2017. Photo: Anna Lundmark
Woman with a sports bra covered in bees.

Senior Lecturer at the Department of Ecology; NJ, Agricultural Entomology Unit
Telephone: +4618672083
Postal address:
Inst för Ekologi, Box 7044
750 07 UPPSALA
Visiting address: Ulls väg 16, Uppsala