Vernaeyah Lane is the Lead Laboratory Technician for the Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory. She pursued a Master of Science in Agricultural Science Education from Auburn University which laid a path for her to be involved in outreach and educational programs to raise awareness about honey bees, their importance in pollination, and the threats that they face. Vernaeyah received a Bachelor of Science in Animal, Poultry, and Veterinary Science from Tuskegee University, where she gained a solid foundation in bee biology and behavior, hive management, queen rearing, swarming, pest and disease management as an undergraduate research assistant. She is excited about the limitless possibilities that the future holds, and looks forward to exploration of the unknown, pushing boundaries, and making meaningful contributions to the advancement of honey bee science. Vernaeyah’s primary research is focused in understanding how pesticides, pollutants, and other chemicals can impact honey bee populations and overall bee health.