Previous Grant Winners
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EAS Foundation for Honey Bee Research Awards History

1994 Diana Sammataro and Glen Needham, Ohio State Univversity $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"
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