Research Activites and Projects

Research Activities

  • Evolutionary biology of honey bees
  • Pollination ecology
  • Population genetics of honey bees in the Unites States
  • Genetic characterization of unmanaged honey bee populations
  • Feral Bee Project
  • online library of bee-collected and flower-produced pollen

Professional Affiliations

Graduate Student Projects

  • Menz, John- In progress.  Removing Obstacles to Genetic Host Resistance in the US Beekeeping Industry.  Expected 2020.
  • Afraa Al Hchaimi- M.S. Entomology. 2018
  • Evans, Kathleen-  An integrated IPM Program Using Non-chemical Controls to Manage Parasites in Honey Bee Colonies. M.S. in Entomology. Expected 2014.
  • Gardner, David-  Assessment of Native Pollinator Health and Diversity in Urban Forest Fragments. M.S. in Entomology. Expected 2014
  • Cass, Owen-  Determining the ecological role of flowering plants as nutritional forage for pollinators: You are what you eat! M.S. in Entomology. Expected 2014
  • Darger, Katherine- Delineating levels of Africanization in unmanaged honey bee populations along the east coast. M. S. Entomology. 2013
  • Marchese, Jacquelyn- Development of best management practices for the management of commercial bumble bees in vegetable and fruit crops in Delaware. M.S. Entomology. 2013

Undergraduate Student Projects

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