Previous Grant Winners


EAS Foundation for Honey Bee Research Awards History

1994 Diana Sammataro and Glen Needham, Ohio State University $1200
  Acarapis woodi and the effects of vegetable oil on its movements”
1994 Cynthia Scott Dupree, University of Guelph, Ontario $850
  “Potential transmission of honey bee viruses by Acarapis woodi
1995 Award: None
1996 Gard Otis, University of Guelph, Ontario $1500
  “The selection of varroa resistance in honey bees based upon the development period of all bee castes”
1996 Scott Camazine, Pennsylvania State University $1500
  “Monitoring, mapping and management of insects affecting vegetable crops”
1997 Diana Sammataro, Ohio State University $2000
  “Efficacy and effect on essential oils for controlling parasitic bee mites”
1997 Keith R. Tignor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University $2000
  “Effects of Formic Acid on Honey Bee Survival and Egg-Laying Capacity”
1998 Award: None
1999 Award: None
2000 Dr. Medhat Nasr, University of Guelph, Ontario $3500
  “Evaluation of Russian Honey Bee Stock for Varroa Resistance/Economic Traits in Northern Climates”
2001 Keith Delaplane, University of Georgia $5000
  “Putting it all Together: Using IPM Strategies to keep Varroa Mites below Economic Threshold”.
2002 Mike Hood, Clemson University $5000
  “Economic Threshold of Mites”
2003 Marla Spivak and Abdullah Ibrahim, University of Minnesota $5000
  “Honey Bee Mechanisms of Resistance to Disease and the Parasitic Mite Varroa destructor
2004 Tom Webster, Kentucky State University $5000
  “Evaluation of Screened bottom broads for showing development of acaricide resistance in varroa mites”
2005 Heather Mattila and Gard Otis, Guelph University $5000
  “The effects of pollen supplements and shortages on worker bee size, protein content, symmetry and foraging ability.”
2006 Christina Grozinger & David Tarpy, North Carolina State University $5000
  “Effect of Queen mating number on supersedure rates in Honey Bees.”
2007 Tanya Pankiw, Shane Tichy, for support of Brad Metz in his PhD studies, Texas A&M University $5000
  “Semiochemical communication of larva nutritional status in the Honey Bee.”
2007 Dennis vanEnglesdorp & Diana Cox-Foster, Pennsylvania State University $5000
  “Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) Research.”
2008 Juliana Rangel-Posada, Cornell University $5000
  “Swarming: how is the mass departure triggered and what determines which bees leave?”
2009 Galen Dively, Mike Embrey, and Terry Patton, University of Maryland $5000
  “Assessment of Potential Exposure Risks to Honey Bees from Neonicotinoid Insecticide Use on Cucurbit Crops”
2010 Mike Goblirsch, University of Minnesota $5000
  "The Effects of Nosema ceranae Infection on Honey Bee Health."
2011 Brenna Traver and Rick Fell, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University $5000
  Nosema ceranae infections in queen honey bees.
2012 Tom Seeley and J. Carter Loftus, Cornell University $5000
  Testing small hives as a management tool for producing honey bee colonies that are naturally resistant to Varroa mites.
2013 Drs. Thomas Janini and Reed Johnson, Ohio State University $5000
  Effects of Neonicotinoid/Fungicide/Adjuvant Pesticide Combinations Commonly Encountered by Honey Bees on Pumpkins
2014 Leonard Foster, Kelly Butts, Marta Guarna. Collaborator Dr. Jeffrey Pettis, USDA-ARS Bee Research Lab $5000
  "Effects of pesticides on behavioral defenses of Honeybee against pathogens"
2015 Kathleen C. Evans and Deborah Delaney, University of Delaware $6,500
  Evaluation of the late-summer splits on a varroa mite reduction and colony productivity  
2016 Kathryn Grogan and Carlyle Bewster, Virginia Tech $3,000
  "An assessment of the Direct and Indirect Effects of Factors Impacting Honey Bee Health in Virginia  
2016 Rachael E. Bonoan, Philip T. Starks & Benjamin Wolfe Tufts $7,000
  "Essential amino acids and the honey bee microbiome  
2017 Ashley St. Clair, Iowa State $10,000
  Forage and fecundity: Does apiary location affect queen quality and brood production?  
2017 Sabrina Rondeau, Université Laval $3,000
  Integrated pest management against varroa mites: is Stratiolaelaps scimitus a promising tool?  
2018 Dennis vanEngelsdorp, University of Maryland $7,000
  Naughty Neighbors: Tracking the movement of bees from colonies collapsing from high Varroa infestation between apiaries  
2018 Elmin Taric, DVM, University of Belgrade $3,000
  The differences between honey bee brood pathogens colonies in traditional and modern [commercial] beekeeping colonies  
 2019 Pierre Lau, Alexandria Payne, Dr. Juliana Rangel, Texas A&M  $6,000
   Optimizing macronutrient ratios in honey bee (Apis mellifera) diets as a mechanism for pathogen defense  
2019  Emma Mullen, Dr. Christina Wahl, Dr. Bryan Danforth, Cornell University $5,319
   Honey bee viruses found in comb from dead overwintered colonies  
 2020  No Award (Covid Pandemic)  
 2021  Dr. Allison McAfee, North Carolina State University  $10,000
   The influence of abiotic stressors on the queen gut microbiome.  
 2021  Ed Levi - State Apiary Specialist/Inspector (Ret.)  
   A project to determine if developmental times os Apis mellifera unicolor is a natural deterrent to the development of Varroa mites in Madagascar  $1,345

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