Honey Bee Lab
The Texas A&M University Apiculture program focuses on research and teaching regarding honey bee biology and management. Research interests revolve around the behavioral ecology of honey bee colonies, as well as pollination and beekeeping practices.
Dr. Juliana Rangel heads up the A&M honey bee lab, a College of Agriculture and Life Sciences site located on the eastern side of the RELLIS Campus.
Dr. Juliana Rangel was born in Colombia, South America. She obtained her Ph.D. from Cornell University in 2010 and in 2013, she became Assistant Professor of Apiculture in the Department of Entomology at Texas A&M University. Her research program focuses on the biological and environmental factors that influence the reproductive quality of honey bee queens and drones, the health and population genetics of feral honey bees, and the quality and diversity of floral sources collected by honey bees in developed areas across the country. She is also an active member of the Texas Beekeepers Association and has spoken to numerous beekeeping associations in Texas and across the USA. She teaches two undergraduate courses, Honey Bee Biology and Introduction to Beekeeping, and also Professional Grant Writing for graduate students. She was the 2014 President of the American Association of Professional Apiculturists.