Sam Abban

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Samuel Abban is a faculty research assistant at the University of Maryland Bees Lab working as part of the NHBS and BIP teams. He conducts miticides assays on survey samples to determine the effectiveness of miticides application in reducing varroa mite population.  He received a BS degree in Biochemistry from Washington Adventist University. Before joining the Lab,…

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Ashley Jones

Ashley Jones is a faculty research assistant at the University of Maryland as a part of the Bee Informed Partnership.  Before joining BIP in 2014, she received her Master’s degree in Entomology under Dr. Paula Shrewsbury at UMD.  Her thesis research was on biological control of the brown marmorated stink bug.  Having been raised on…

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Steven Smith

Steven Smith is taking on the role of apiary manager at the University of Maryland. His initial interest in honey bees began when he took a beekeeping course at Purdue University where he completed his BS in entomology in 2011. Further pursuing his passion for insects, Steven completed his MS in entomology at Purdue in 2014…

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Shayne Madella

Shayne Madella is a Faculty Research Assistant at the University of Maryland as part of the Bee Informed Partnership.  She specializes in molecular biology lab work which includes the extraction and quantification of honey bee virus’ for the APHIS National Honey Bee Survey.  She also helps with varroa, nosema and tropilalaep sample processing with the BIP…

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Michael Andree

Based out of the Butte County Cooperative Extension in Oroville, CA  Michael Andree is a member of the “Bee Team” created by the Bee Informed Partnership as a tool to help bridge the gap between scientists and beekeepers. The team works directly with bee breeders in the field and has been coined as those with…

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Jerry Hayes

Jerry Hayes discovered honey bees after a stint as a high school teacher.  Hayes has worked with and studied bees at Ohio State University, the USDA/ARS Bee Breeding and Stock Lab, Dadant, and the Florida Department of Agriculture, before joining Beeologics in 2012. Hayes joined BIP in 2011 because “over time [BIP] will inform a…

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