John Klepps

I am a third generation beekeeper with a passion for bees. I was exposed to bees at a young age and began working with them by the age of 12. I grew up on a migratory bee operation that traveled from Wisconsin to Florida and back every year. I have worked in all aspects of…

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Dan Reynolds

Dan Reynolds is a faculty research assistant at the University of Maryland. He collaborates with beekeepers as the co-head of the Sentinel Apiary Program, as well as processes samples for the Bee Informed Partnership and APHIS National Honey Bee Survey. He also handles administrative work to help run the Honey Bee Lab and coordinate BIP…

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Phoebe Koenig

I first worked with bees as an assistant in Tom Seeley’s lab at Cornell University. I loved observing bee behaviors and spending every sunny moment outside. After receiving my B.S. in Entomology, I worked in Marla Spivak’s lab at the University of Minnesota helping to manage lab colonies. I was then introduced to the Bee…

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Emily Johnson

Emily started contributing to the BIP Hive Scale Portal in January 2015, as part of her GVSU CIS Master’s project under the supervision of Dr. Jonathan Engelsma.  She is customizing a JavaScript graphing library to provide a user-friendly interface for beekeepers and entomologists to interact with Hive Scale data.

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Jonathan Engelsma

Jonathan Engelsma is an Associate Professor of computer science at Grand Valley State University, where he is responsible for the Bee Informed Partnership’s hive scale portal implementation.  Jonathan lead’s GVSU’s Mobile Applications and Services Laboratory and has numerous publications and patents in mobile computing. Dr. Engelsma earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Michigan State University…

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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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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 tropilaelap sample processing with the BIP…

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Jamie Ellis

Jamie Ellis is the Gahan Endowed Associate Professor of Entomology in the Department of Entomology and Nematology at the University of Florida. He has a BS degree in Biology from the University of Georgia (Georgia, USA) and a PhD in Entomology from Rhodes University in South Africa. At the University of Florida, Jamie has responsibilities…

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Dr. Ramesh Sagili

Dr. Ramesh Sagili is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Horticulture at Oregon State University. He obtained his PhD in Entomology from Texas A&M University in 2007 specializing in honey bee research. He has Bachelors and a Masters degree in Agriculture from A.P. Agricultural University, India. His primary research focus at OSU is honey…

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