Dr. Jamie Ellis
Our research on bees is divided between three emphases. In the first emphasis, we work to improve managed honey bee health by conducting research projects focused on honey bee husbandry, including honey bee colony disease/pest management, nutrition, and toxicology. Second, we attempt to understand wild honey bee ecology and genetic diversity/structure in an effort to sustain honey bee populations through informed conservation efforts. Third, we maintain an active research program focused on integrated crop pollination though which we investigate native pollinator ecology and management while improving crop pollination and ecosystem services.