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Daniel Weaver

owner, chairman of the board, officer

Daniel Weaver

Curriculum Vitae

Rice University, BA 1981
University of California, Berkeley, PhD program in Molecular Biology, 1982-1984 University of Texas, JD 1985

Professional Experience
Bee Weaver Apiaries, Inc. – President, Vice-President, Secretary, Chairman of the Board (1995 – present)
Bee Power, llc, dba WildFlyer Mead Co., Member and Manager (2019-present)
Genformatic, llc, CEO, Member (2012 – present)
Bee Power, LP, Member and Manager, (2002 – 2015)
Beartooth Apiaries, LLC., Member and Manager (2003 – 2010)
Rubinstein and Perry, LLC., Of Counsel (1989-1991); Associate (1986-1989)

Consultant for Government, Non-Profit and For-Profit Organizations, including:
Department of Defense,
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Southwest Research Institute
Signature Science
Ag Force USA
United States Department of Agriculture
Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
Various Attorneys and Parties in litigation
Small Business Innovative Research Grant Award from USDA, 6/01/2022 Selecting and Producing Virus Resistant Honey Bees; Phase I award $180,000

Volunteer Leadership Positions

Honey Bee Genome Sequencing Consortium, Co-coordinator
Honey Bee Genome Advisory Committee, Founding member
North American Pollinator Protection Campaign, Steering Committee, 2009-2012 Pollinator Partnership, Honey Bee Health Task Force, Co-Chair, 2008-2012
American Beekeeping Federation, Inc., President, Vice-President and Executive Committee, 1995-2010
The Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees, Past Director and Chairman Various USDA Advisory Boards
Task Force on Colony Collapse Disorder, original member
Texas Beekeepers Association, past-President, Vice-President and Executive Committee National Honey Board Nominations Committee, Chairman
Texas Africanized Honey Bee Advisory Council, Member
President, Courtney Lynn Grove Community Association, Inc.

Other Positions, Professional Associations and Affiliations

Member, State Bar of Texas
Member, Bar of the United States Supreme Court
Member, Bar of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Member, Bar of the United States District Court for the Northern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas

Publications in Peer-Reviewed Journals

Multi-tiered analyses of honey bees that resist or succumb to parasitic mites and viruses.
Weaver DB, Cantarel BL, Elsik CG, Boncristiani DL, Evans JD.BMC Genomics. 2021 Oct 6;22(1):720. doi: 10.1186/s12864-021-08032-z.PMID: 34610790

Dynamic evolution in the key honey bee pathogen deformed wing virus: Novel insights into virulence and competition using reverse genetics.
Ryabov EV, Childers AK, Lopez D, Grubbs K, Posada-Florez F, Weaver D, Girten W, vanEngelsdorp D, Chen Y, Evans JD.PLoS Biol. 2019 Oct 10;17(10):e3000502. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.3000502. eCollection 2019 Oct.PMID: 31600204

Transcriptomic and functional resources for the small hive beetle Aethina tumida, a
worldwide parasite of honey bees. Tarver MR, Huang Q, de Guzman L, Rinderer T, Holloway B, Reese J, Weaver D, Evans JD. Genome Data. 2016 Jul 2;9:97-9 doi: 10.1016/j.gdata.2016.06.003 eCollection 2016 Sep. PMID: 27453819

Analysis of archived residual newborn screening blood spots after whole genome amplification. Cantarel BL, Lei Y, Weaver D, Zhu H, Farrell A, Benstead-Hume G, Reese J, Finnell RH. BMC Genomics. 2015 Aug 13;16:602. doi: 10.1186/s12864-015-1747-2.
PMID: 26268606

BAYSIC: a Bayesian method for combining sets of genome variants with improved specificity and sensitivity. Cantarel BL, Weaver D, McNeill N, Zhang J, Mackey AJ, Reese J. BMC Bioinformatics. 2014 Apr 12;15:104. doi: 10.1186/1471-2105-15-104. PMID: 24725768

Characterization of the Asian Citrus Psyllid Transcriptome.
Reese J, Christenson MK, Leng N, Saha S, Cantarel B, Lindeberg M, Tamborindeguy C, Maccarthy J, Weaver D, Trease AJ, Steven V R, Davis VM, McCormick C, Haudenschild C, Han S, Johnson SL, Shelby KS, Huang H, Bextine BR, Shatters RG, Hall DG, Davis PH, Hunter WB.
J Genomics. 2014 Jan 1;2:54-58. PMID: 24511328

Finding the missing honey bee genes: lessons learned from a genome upgrade.
Elsik CG, Worley KC, Bennett AK, Beye M, Camara F, Childers CP, de Graaf DC, Debyser G, Deng J, Devreese B, Elhaik E, Evans JD, Foster LJ, Graur D, Guigo R; HGSC production teams, Hoff KJ, Holder ME, Hudson ME, Hunt GJ, Jiang H, Joshi V, Khetani RS, Kosarev P, Kovar CL, Ma J, Maleszka R, Moritz RF, Munoz-Torres MC, Murphy TD, Muzny DM, Newsham IF, Reese JT, Robertson HM, Robinson GE, Rueppell O,
Solovyev V, Stanke M, Stolle E, Tsuruda JM, Vaerenbergh MV, Waterhouse RM, Weaver DB, Whitfield CW, Wu Y, Zdobnov EM, Zhang L, Zhu D, Gibbs RA; Honey Bee Genome Sequencing Consortium.
BMC Genomics. 2014 Jan 30;15:86. doi: 10.1186/1471-2164-15-86.
PMID: 24479613

Population-genomic variation within RNA viruses of the Western honey bee, Apis mellifera, inferred from deep sequencing.
Cornman RS, Boncristiani H, Dainat B, Chen Y, vanEngelsdorp D, Weaver D, Evans JD. BMC Genomics. 2013 Mar 7;14:154. doi: 10.1186/1471-2164-14-154.
PMID: 23497218

Computational and transcriptional evidence for microRNAs in the honey bee genome.
Weaver DB, Anzola JM, Evans JD, Reid JG, Reese JT, Childs KL, Zdobnov EM, Samanta MP, Miller J, Elsik CG.
Genome Biol. 2007;8(6):R97.
PMID: 17543122

Thrice out of Africa: ancient and recent expansions of the honey bee, Apis mellifera.
Whitfield CW, Behura SK, Berlocher SH, Clark AG, Johnston JS, Sheppard WS, Smith DR, Suarez AV, Weaver D, Tsutsui ND.
Science. 2006 Oct 27;314(5799):642-5. Erratum in: Science. 2007 Oct
PMID: 17068261

Insights into social insects from the genome of the honeybee Apis mellifera.
Honeybee Genome Sequencing Consortium.
Nature. 2006 Oct 26;443(7114):931-49. Erratum in: Nature. 2006 Nov
23;444(7118):512. PMID: 17073008

Gene expression patterns associated with queen honey bee longevity.
Corona M, Hughes KA, Weaver DB, Robinson GE. Mech Ageing Dev. 2005 Nov;126(11):1230-8. PMID: 16139867

Beenome soon: honey bees as a model 'non-model' system for comparative genomics.
Evans JD, Weaver DB.
Comp Funct Genomics. 2003;4(3):351-2. doi: 10.1002/cfg.288.
PMID: 18629288

Effects of fluvalinate and coumaphos on queen honey bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae) in two commercial queen rearing operations.
Haarmann T, Spivak M, Weaver D, Weaver B, Glenn T.
J Econ Entomol. 2002 Feb;95(1):28-35.
PMID: 11942761

Named Inventor on Issued Patents:


US 10,223,499; issued March 5, 2019
Additional Patents Pending

Jan. 2, 2023

Bee Weaver Queens with Danny Weaver (S5, E29)

Today, I welcome Danny Weaver to the show. Danny comes from a long line of queen breeders and beekeepers in the Navasota, Texas area. Danny’s father, Binford, was instrumental working with Congress to establish the National Honey Board in 1987....

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