Social Behaviour

Living in large societies such as honey bee colonies requires and allows for behavioural innovations. We are interested in how… [Learn more]


Ageing Research and Biodemography

Honey bees are unique models to understand the biology of ageing because they show extreme plasticity in aging and live… [Learn more]


Honey Bee Viruses

Numerous viruses have been discovered in honey bees and we focus on transmission, virulence, and individual and social immunity… [Learn more]


Ectoparasitic Varroa Mites

We study the biotic interactions between the ectoparasitic Varroa mite and its honey bee host. Varroa is regarded by many… [Learn more]


Biology of Stress

We seek to explore different stressors and the honey bee’s biological responses to them because stress and stress resistance… [Learn more]


Genetics of Complex Traits

Most traits in life are complex and social interactions only add to this complexity, making studies of genetic architectures… [Learn more]


Recombination and Genomes of Social Insects

We are interested in understanding how and why social evolution affects genome features, such as recombination rates… [Learn more]