Steinmetz Hall
1881 Natural Area Dr.
Gainesville, FL 32611

(352) 273-3968

H. Glenn Hall
Associate Professor


(90% Research, 10% Teaching)

  • Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, CA. Genetics. 1978.
    Dissertation: The Mechanism of Hardening of the Sea Urchin Fertilization Envelope by the Catalytic Action of a Cortical Granule Peroxidase in the Phenolic Coupling of Tyrosines.
  • B.S. Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA. Zoology. 1969.


  • University of Florida, Gainesville. Department of Entomology and Nematology, Assistant Professor. 1986-1992, Associate Professor 1992 to present.
  • Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. University of California, Berkeley. Division of Chemical Biodynamics and Division of Biology and Medicine. Staff Scientist. 1980-1986.
  • Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego. Postdoctoral Scientist. 1979-1980.
  • University of California, Davis. Departments of Zoology and Biological Chemistry Postgraduate Researcher. 1977-1978.

Current Research Activities

Melittology, the study of bees: the composition of the native bee fauna of different landscapes, natural areas and organic farms, of north-central Florida, determined through surveys; native bee nesting biology - life cycles, nest construction, and host -cleptoparasite associations.

Recent Publications

  • Hall, H. G., and J. S. Ascher. 2013. The distinctive sandhill bee fauna (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Anthophila) of the Ordway-Swisher Biological Station in northcentral Florida. J. Kansas Entomol. Soc. In press.
  • Rozen, J. G. Jr., and H. G. Hall. 2012. Nesting biology and immatures of the oligolectic bee Trachusa larreae (Apoidea: Megachilidae: Anthidiini). American Museum Novitates 3765:1-24.
  • Colla, S. R., J. S. Ascher, M. Arduser, J. Cane, M. Deyrup, S. Droege, J. Gibbs, T. Griswold, T., H. G. Hall, C. Henne, J. Neff, R. P. Jean, M. G. Rightmyer, C. Sheffield, M. Veit, and A. Wolf. 2012. Documenting persistence of most eastern North American bee species (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Anthophila) to 1990–2009. J. Kansas Entomol. Soc. 85:14-22.
  • Özdil, F., H. Meydan, M. A. Yildiz, and H. G. Hall, 2011. Genetic diversity of Turkish honey bee populations based on RFLPs at a nuclear DNA locus. Sociobiology 58:719-731.
  • Hall, H. G., and J. S. Ascher. 2011. Surveys of wild bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Anthophila) in organic farms of Alachua County in north-central Florida. Florida Entomologist 94:539-552.
  • Rozen, J. G., J. R. Rozen, and H. G. Hall. 2011. Gas diffusion rates through cocoon walls of two bee species (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae). Ann. Entomol. Soc. Amer. 104:1349-1354.
  • Rozen, J. G., and H. G. Hall, 2011. Nesting and developmental biology of the cleptoparasitic bee Stelis ater (Anthidiini) and its host, Osmia chalybea (Osmiini) (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae). American Museum Novitates. 3707:1-38.
  • Hall, H. G., and J. S. Ascher. 2010. Surveys of bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Anthophila) in natural areas of Alachua County in north-central Florida. Florida Entomologist 93:609-629.
  • Hall, H. G. 2010. The squash bee Xenoglossa kansensis Cockerell (Hymenoptera: Apidae) found in organic farms in northern Florida. J. Kansas Entomol. Soc. 83:84-88.

Selected Past Publications

  • Özdil, F., M. A. Yildiz, and H. G. Hall. 2009. Molecular characterization of Turkish honey bee populations (Apis mellifera L.) inferred from mitochondrial DNA RFLP and sequence results. Apidologie 40:570–576.
  • Hall, H. G., and M-L. Lee. 2007. Amplification of three unlinked regions of honey bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) DNA with polymorphisms at high frequencies in east European subspecies. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Amer. 100:64-68.
  • Harrison, J., O. R. Taylor, and H. G. Hall. 2005. The flight physiology of reproductives of African, European, and hybrid honey bees (Apis mellifera). Physiological and Biochemical Zoology. 78:153-162.
  • Suazo, A., M-.L. Lee, and H. G. Hall. 2002. A locus with PCR-RFLP alleles characteristic of African and European honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) (Hymenoptera: Apidae) groups of subspecies. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Amer 95:115-124.
  • Hall, H. G., and M. A. McMichael. 2001. Frequencies of restriction fragment-length polymorphisms indicate that neotropical honey bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) populations have African and west European origins. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Amer. 94:670-676.
  • Hall, H. G. 1999. Genetic and physiological studies of African and European honey bee hybridization: past, present, and into the 21st century. In: “Apiculture for the 21st Century” (R. Hoopingarner and L. Connor, eds.). Wicwas Press, Cheshire, CT. pp 52-59.
  • Hall, H. G. 1998. PCR amplification of a locus with RFLP alleles specific to African honey bees. Biochemical Genetics 36:351-361.
  • Harrison, J. F., J. H. Fewell, S. P. Roberts, and H. G. Hall.1996. Achievement of thermal stability by varying metabolic heat production in flying honeybees. Science 274:88-90.
  • Lee, M-.L., and H. G. Hall. 1996. Identification of mitochondrial DNA of Apis mellifera (Hymenoptera:Apidae) subspecies groups by multiplex allele-specific amplification with competing fluorescent-labeled primers. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Amer. 89:20-27.
  • Harrison, J. F., and H. G. Hall. 1993. African-European honeybee hybrids have low nonintermediate metabolic capacities. Nature 363:258-260.
  • Hall, H. G. 1992. Processes of New World African honeybee spread revealed by DNA studies. Florida Entomologist 75:51-59.
  • Hall, H. G., and D. R. Smith. 1991. Distinguishing African and European honey bee matrilines using amplified mitochondrial DNA. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 88:4548-4552.
  • Hall, H. G. 1991. Genetic characterization of honey bees through DNA analysis. In: “The African Honey Bee” (M. Spivak, M. D. Breed, and D. J. C. Fletcher, eds.) Westview Press. pp. 45-73.
  • Hall, H. G. 1990. Parental analysis of introgressive hybridization between African and European honeybees using nuclear DNA RFLPs. Genetics 125:611-621.
  • Hall, H. G., and K. Muralidharan. 1989. Evidence from mitochondrial DNA that African honeybees spread as continuous maternal lineages. Nature 339:211-213.
  • Hall, H. G. 1988. Characterization of the African Honeybee genotype by DNA restriction fragments. In: “Africanized Honey Bees and Bee Mites (G. R Needham, R. E. Page, M. Delfinado-Baker and C. E. Bowman,eds.). Ellis Horwood, Chichester. pp 287-293.

Grants And Awards

  • Project - Seek DNA markers to distinguish African and European honey bee subspecies; follow African bee introgression into resident New World European bee populations. Six USDA NRI Competitive Research Grants. Total $650,000. Other grant/gift sources - USAID, UF ICBR, FLORICA Florida State Beekeepers Association. Total $52,300.
  • Project - Identify quantitative trait loci (QTL) of the honey bee involved in hygienic removal of reproductive parasitic Varroa mites. USDA NRI Competitive Research Grant. $180,000. Other grant/gift sources - Florida Dept. of Agriculture, Florida State Beekeepers Association, California State Beekeepers Association, Tampa Bay Beekeepers Association. Total $141,000.

Postdoctoral Scientists and graduate students supported and supervised (as Commitee Chair)

  • Muralidharan Kasinathan - Postdoctoral scientist.
  • Myeong-Lyeol Lee - Postdoctoral scientist.
  • Margaret McMichael - Doctoral student and postdoctoral scientist.
  • Alonso Suazo - Master's and doctoral student.
  • Laura Avila - Doctoral student.

Graduate Student Committees

  • In addition to my students, I have served on the supervisory committees of six doctoral students and seven Master's students in either the Entomology and Nematology Department, the Zoology Department, or the Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Department, University of Florida.


  • Developmental genetics section (emphasis on Drosophila) Advanced Genetics (PCB 5065) graduate level, one semester per year, 1992 through 1998.
  • Beekeeping - Special Topics in Entomology (ENY6932), fall 2004, spring 2005.
  • Social Insects (ENY 4455) undergraduate level, (ENY 6905) graduate level, one semester per year, 1999-2002, 2007-2012.