Honey Bee Research Centre

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Research

Meet our Director of the Honey Bee Research Centre, Dr. Ernesto Guzman.

 

Research in Dr. Guzman's lab is focused on three main areas: genetics, behaviour and parasitic mites of honey bees. These studies have contributed to the understanding of foraging behaviour, defensive behaviour and the mechanisms that provide honey bees resistance against parasitic mites, which is the most serious problem facing beekeepers worldwide. Currently, postdoctoral fellows, students and technicians in Dr. Guzman's lab are investigating the effect of parasites and pesticides on the behaviour and immune responses of honey bees.

Graduate Students

Hanan Gashout (PhD) Effect of miticides on honey bee behavior and immunity

Shane Klassen (MSc) Prebiotics and probiotics for the control of Nosema ceranae in the honey bee at the colony level

David MacKay (MSc) Effect of clothianidin in corn on honey bee survival, foraging behaviour, honey production and parasite survival

Nuria Morfin (PhD) Effect of clothianidin, Varroa destructor and their interactions on honey bee behaviour and immunity

Recent Graduates

Daniel Borges, MSc, Effect of novel chemical treatments on Nosema spp and how it impacts honey bee immune responses

Gun Koleoglu, MSc, Effect of Varroa destructor on the immune system of honey bees

Alice Sinia, PhD, Entomopathogeneic fungi as biocontrol agents of Varroa destructor

Pegah Valizadeh, PhD, Effect of Nosema ceranae on the immune system of honey bees

Hassan Zubaidy, PhD, Effect of pesticides used in agriculture on honey bee immunity

Research Associates/Postdoctoral Fellows

Berna Emsen, PhD, Genetic basis of disease resistance; breeding for Varroa destructor resistance in honey bees

Mollah Md. Hamiduzzaman, PhD, Honey bee pathology, immunity and diagnosis; Biodiversity, biocontrol and integrated pest management of honey bee parasites and viruses

University of Guelph
Honey Bee Research Centre
308 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1
Canada

519-836-8897