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Honey Bee Research and Extension Lab

Honey Bee Research and Extension Lab

Visiting Scholars

The UF HBREL hosts many students, researchers and visitors from around the world. Please contact Dr. Jamie Ellis or Dr. Cameron Jack and consult the resources listed below if you are interested in joining the HBREL as a visiting scholar. Please note that most visiting scholars have funding to cover all of the costs associated with their time in the U.S. and as a member of the HBREL. The HBREL typically cannot cover these costs.

Steps for joining the HBREL

  • Visit the UF Exchange Visitor Services website for an overview of the visiting scholar program.
  • Contact Dr. Jamie Ellis or Dr. Cameron Jack to express interest in joining the HBREL as a visiting scholar.
  • Obtain a J-1 invitation letter from Dr. Ellis or Dr. Jack. This letter must include the proposed dates of your visit and the purpose of your visit (what do you hope to accomplish while visiting the HBREL). Please provide this information to Dr. Ellis or Dr. Jack when requesting a J-1 invitation letter. Download an example letter here.
  • Submit a J-1 application packet to Ms. Glinda Burnett.*

The honey bee lab members sitting on bleachers at a UF gator game


Dr. Jamie Ellis, Professor

Dr. Cameron Jack, Assistant Professor 

Ms. Glinda Burnett, Administrative Specialist III

*The J-1 application packet can take time to complete. You must have the complete application packet submitted to Ms. Burnett at least 60 days prior to the planned start date of your visit. Please click here and read the information under “J-1 Exchange Visitors” for more information.