Dr. Ramesh Sagili is a honey bee research and extension faculty 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. His primary research focus at OSU is honey bee health, nutrition and pollination. His appointment also includes extension and hence he works closely with the stakeholders i.e. both beekeepers and producers. He initiated the creation of Oregon Master Beekeeper Program in 2010 and chaired the Governor’s Task Force on Pollinator Health in 2014. His goal is to establish a vibrant and dynamic honey bee research and extension program at OSU that will cater the needs of beekeepers and producers, and promote sustainable apiculture.

OSU Honey Bee Lab Research Update

This presentation will discuss some ongoing and completed research projects at Oregon State University Honey bee lab including 1) Pests and pathogens (Varroa and Nosema) and 2) Honey bee nutrition. Further, information on how the current research findings could be potentially used by beekeepers to mitigate pest, pathogen and nutrition problems in their colonies will also be provided.