Honey Bee Research

Why study honey bees?

There are several reasons why honey bees are perhaps one of the most studied insects (probably next to Drosophila in terms of amount of money spent and number of papers published).

Below is a list of research laboratories that study various aspects of honey bees.  Please feel free to email me if you study honey bees and have a web page which is not presently listed here. If you would like www.cyberbee to host your page directly, please also contact me.

Bee Research Labs Around the World


  1. Dr. Denis Anderson, CSIRO
  2. Dr. A. Barroni, Macquarie University
  3. Dr. Ken Cheng, Macquarie University
  4. Dr. Ryszard M aleszka, The Australian National University
  5. Dr. Ben Oldroyd, University of Sydney
  6. Dr. M. Srinivasan, University of Queensland
  7. Dr. Shaowu Zhang, The Australian National University


  1. Dr. Karl Crailsheim, University of Graz, Austria


  1. Simon Fraser University: Dr. M.L. Winston
  2. University of Guelph: Dr. E. Guzman | Dr. G.W. Otis | Dr. C.D. Scott-Dupree
  3. University of Manitoba Dr. R. Currie


  1. Apiculture Research Institute of Jilin Province
  2. Department of Apiculture, Fujian Agricultural University
  3. Eastern Bee Institute, Yunnan Agricultural University
  4. Institute of Apicultural Research Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, China


  1. Sheffield University Apiculture and Social Insect laboratory


  1. Dr. Yves Le Conte, Institut national de la Recherche Agronomique, Centre d'Avignon


  1. Freie University Berlin Prof. Dr. R. Menzel
  2. Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universitaet Frankfurt am Main Prof. Dr. N. Koeniger | Prof. Dr. S.D. Fuchs
  3. Martin-Luther-Universitaet Halle-Wittenberg Prof. Dr. R.F.A. Moritz
  4. Technische Universitaet Berlin Prof. Dr. J. Erber
  5. Technische Universitaet Darmstadt Prof. Dr. W. Kaiser
  6. University of Konstanz Prof. Dr. W. Kirchner


  1. Indian Institute of Science Prof. R. Gadagkar


  1. Prof. G. Bloch, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  2. Prof. A. Hefez, Tel Aviv University
  3. Yaacov Lensky, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  4. The Triwaks Bee Research Center, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  5. Prof. Sharoni Shafir, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem


  1. Honeybee Science Research Center - Tamagawa University
  2. Dr. Sasaki (in Japanese)
  3. University of Tokyo Prof. T. Kubo (in Japanese)

New Zealand

  1. Dr. Louise Malone, HortResearch
  2. Dr. Alison Mercer, University of Otago
  3. Dr. Peter Molan, University of Waikato


  1. Dr. Stig W. Omholt, Agricultural University of Norway


  1. Bee Program, University of Philippines Los Banos


  1. Dr. Woyke, Agricultural University SGGW


  1. Dr. Siriwat Wongsiri, Chulalongkorn University

United States of America

  1. Arizona State University | Dr. G.V. Amdam | Dr. J.H. Fewell | Dr. J. Harrison | Dr. R.E. Page | Dr. S.C. Pratt | Dr. B.H. Smith |
  2. Bucknell University Dr. B. Capaldi
  3. Clemson University Dr. W.M. Hood
  4. Cornell University Bee Lab Dr. N. Calderone | Dr. T. D. Seeley
  5. East Tennessee State University Dr. Darrell Moore
  6. Georgia Institute of Technology BioTracking Team
  7. Juniata College Dr. J. Hosler
  8. Kentucky State University Dr. T. Webster
  9. Michigan State University Bee Lab | Dr. G. Ayers | Dr. F.C. Dyer | Dr. Z.Y. Huang
  10. Mississipi State University Dr. C.H. Collison
  11. North Carolina State University Apiculture Program | Dr. C.M. Grozinger | Dr. D.R. Tarpy
  12. Ohio State University S. Coby | Dr. J. Tew
  13. Oklahoma State University Dr. C.I. Abramson
  14. Penn State University M. Frazier | Dr. N. Ostiguy
  15. Purdue University Dr. Greg Hunt
  16. Texas A&M University Bee Lab | Dr. T. Pankiw
  17. University of California Davis Dr. Eric Mussen | Dr. C.Y.S. Peng
  18. Universtiy of California Riverside Africanized Bees | Dr. K. Visscher
  19. University of California San Diego Dr. J. Nieh
  20. University of Colorado at Boulder Dr. M.D. Breed
  21. University of Delaware Dr. Dewey Caron
  22. University of Florida Dr. J. Ellis | Dr. H.G. Hall
  23. University of Georgia Bee Program | Dr. K. S. Delaplane
  24. University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) Bee Lab | Bee Brain EST | Dr. G.E. Robinson | Dr. C.W. Whitfield
  25. University of Kansas Dr. D. Smith | Dr. O.R. Taylor
  26. University of Miami Dr. K.D. Waddington
  27. University of Montana Bee Lab | Dr. J.J. Bromenshenk
  28. Universtity of Minnesota Twin Cities Bee Lab | Dr. M.S. Spivak
  29. University of Nebraska Beekeeping Page | Dr. M. Ellis
  30. University of Nevada Las Vegas Dr. M.M. Elekonich | Dr. S.P. Roberts
  31. University of North Carolina Charlotte Dr. S. Schneider
  32. University of North Carolina Greensboro Dr. O. Rueppell
  33. University of Puerto Rico, Dr. Tugrul Giray
  34. University of Tennessee Dr. J. Skinner
  35. Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University Beelab | Dr. R. Fell
  36. Wake Forest University Dr. S. Fahrbach
  37. Washington State University Bee Molecular Lab | Dr. S.W. Sheppard
  38. USDA Bee Lab: Baton Rouge, LA
  39. USDA Bee Lab: Beltsville, MD | BeeNome
  40. USDA Bee Lab: Carl Hayden, AZ
  41. USDA Bee Lab: Weslaco, TX


  1. National Chung Hsing University Dr. E.C. Yang

Bee Organizations & Associations

  1. American Association of Professional Apiculturists
  2. International Bee Research Association
  3. National Honey Board