Our Research

At the University of Guelph Honey Bee Research Centre, projects are being conducted focusing on honey bee healthdisease, and genetics.

Our Goal

Our goal is to find sustainable methods of disease prevention, solutions for keeping honey bees healthier, and the genetic markers that are associated with the two. Recent and ongoing research projects include breeding for varroa mite resistance, developing alternative miticide treatments for Varroa mites, effects of neonicotinoids in combination with Varroa mites, and the benefits of probiotics for honey bee health.

Our Research

  1. Use of oregano to control parasitic mites in honey bees.
  2. What is causing the increase in honey bee colony mortality?

For more information on our research and our research chair, Dr. Ernesto Guzman, visit his profile on the School of Environmental Science website here.