Who We Are
The Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory (HBREL) is administered by Dr. Cameron Jack (Assistant Professor), Ms. Amy Vu (State Specialized Program Agent), and Dr. Jamie Ellis (Professor). The HBREL team is composed of visiting scholars, post-doctoral research fellows, graduate students, undergraduate students, technicians, laboratory assistants, and volunteers. All members of the HBREL are committed to improving the collective understanding honey bees and the communities they support.
The mission of the Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory (HBREL) is to advance our understanding of managed honey bees in Florida, the U.S., and globally, with a goal of improving the health and productivity of honey bees everywhere. We address this goal by conducting basic and applied research projects on honey bees, communicating our findings to assorted clientele groups through diverse extension programming, and training future generations of bee educators, researchers, conservationists, and more.