Ernesto Guzman was born and raised in Mexico, where he started to keep bees when he was 17. His interest in bee biology and beekeeping further developed when he became a TA of an introductory apiculture course at the National University of Mexico. Eventually, Ernesto kept more than 300 bee hives and produced over 10 tons of honey a year. He took several beekeeping courses in the USA and after getting a DVM degree, he moved to Davis California for graduate education in Entomology. After getting his PhD, he conducted research on the behavior and genetics of Africanized honey bees and on their resistance to parasitic mites for 12 years. Then he accepted a position at the University of Guelph where he has worked for more than 15 years. Ernesto Guzman’s research is focused on genetics, behaviour, and diseases of honey bees. Dr. Guzman is author or co-author of more than 120 peer-reviewed publications and is recognized as a world authority in honey bee breeding and parasitic diseases of bees.
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