Carousel imageCarousel imageCarousel imageCarousel imageCarousel imageCarousel imageCarousel imageOur first CSU Queen Biology WorkshopField demo of colonies for our 2019 CSU workshop Our collaboration lab at Nan Kai University, Tianjin, ChinaDissecting bee brains A bee brainfield demo of how to make a nuc

About Us

Our research is testing innovative hypotheses of functional genomics, epigenomics, and physiology in social honey bees. Current research focuses are 1) Genomic and epigenomic bases of social behavior, 2) Physiology & oxidative stress of honey bees, and, 3) behavioral resistance to parasitic mites.


July 2019. We have had our 2nd workshop on queen biology (SARE grant) and distributed 50 queen cells to Southern and Western Ohio beekeepers.

June 2019. We seek one highly motivated and energetic PhD student to join an NSF-funded project between 2 PIs, Hongmei Li-Byarlay (Central State University) and Jeff Peters (Wright State University).

June 1st, 2019. We have successfully held our first Queen Biology Workshop (SARE grant) at Central State University.

May 2019. We have started our new NSF HBCU-UP grant - "Search for the Epigenomic Mechanisms of Paternal Inheritance of Aggression in Social Honeybees".

April 2019. We have started our new USDA SARE grant - "Improving the Honeybee Queen Qualities and Genetic Diversity by Transferring Selected Queen Cells".