Previous Grant Winners

EAS Foundation for Honey Bee Research Awards History

1994Diana Sammataro and Glen Needham, Ohio State Univversity$1200
 Acarapis woodi and the effects of vegetable oil on its movements”
1994Cynthia Scott Dupree, University of Guelph, Ontario$850
 “Potential transmission of honey bee viruses by Acarapis woodi
1995Award: None
1996Gard Otis, University of Guelph, Ontario$1500
 “The selection of varroa resistance in honey bees based upon the development period of all bee castes”
1996Scott Camazine, Pennsylvania State University$1500
 “Monitoring, mapping and management of insects affecting vegetable crops”
1997Diana Sammataro, Ohio State University$2000
 “Efficacy and effect on essential oils for controlling parasitic bee mites”
1997Keith R. Tignor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University$2000
 “Effects of Formic Acid on Honey Bee Survival and Egg-Laying Capacity”
1998Award: None
1999Award: None
2000Dr. Medhat Nasr, University of Guelph, Ontario$3500
 “Evaluation of Russian Honey Bee Stock for Varroa Resistance/Economic Traits in Northern Climates”
2001Keith Delaplane, University of Georgia$5000
 “Putting it all Together: Using IPM Strategies to keep Varroa Mites below Economic Threshold”.
2002Mike Hood, Clemson University$5000
 “Economic Threshold of Mites”
2003Marla Spivak and Abdullah Ibrahim, University of Minnesota$5000
 “Honey Bee Mechanisms of Resistance to Disease and the Parasitic Mite Varroa destructor
2004Tom Webster, Kentucky State University$5000
 “Evaluation of Screened bottom broads for showing development of acaricide resistance in varroa mites”
2005Heather Mattila and Gard Otis, Guelph University$5000
 “The effects of pollen supplements and shortages on worker bee size, protein content, symmetry and foraging ability.”
2006Christina Grozinger & David Tarpy, North Carolina State University$5000
 “Effect of Queen mating number on supersedure rates in Honey Bees.”
2007Tanya 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.”
2007Dennis vanEnglesdorp & Diana Cox-Foster, Pennsylvania State University$5000
 “Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) Research.”
2008Juliana Rangel-Posada, Cornell University$5000
 “Swarming: how is the mass departure triggered and what determines which bees leave?”
2009Galen 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”
2010Mike Goblirsch, University of Minnesota$5000
 "The Effects of Nosema ceranae Infection on Honey Bee Health."
2011Brenna Traver and Rick Fell, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University$5000
 Nosema ceranae infections in queen honey bees.
2012Tom 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.
2013Drs. Thomas Janini and Reed Johnson, Ohio State University$5000
 Effects of Neonicotinoid/Fungicide/Adjuvant Pesticide Combinations Commonly Encountered by Honey Bees on Pumpkins
2014Leonard 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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