Dr. Geoffrey Williams

Assistant Professor

Greetings! I grew up in Western Canada, did my scientific training in Eastern Canada, and have worked with honey bees throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.

I am now at Auburn University in the Southeast, in the University's Bee Lab seeking to better understand and promote the health of wild and managed insect pollinators. To achieve these massive goals, the AU-BEES lab is working on various topics – from studying the effects of neonicotinoids on queens, to working on the latest Integrated Pest Management tool against varroa, to performing the Bee Informed Partnership’s National Colony Loss and Management Survey, to investigating bee attractiveness to native wildflowers.

Apart from assisting my students with their studies, one aspect of my work that I really enjoy is discussing with beekeepers – the reasons why you love beekeeping and why you keep bees, and what frustrates you the most about the industry. Despite geographic and cultural differences, bees bring many different people together – I love this!

2020-2021 Annual Colony Loss Report with Bee Informed Partnership (S4, E3)

July 5, 2021

Dr. Geoffrey Williams and Dr. Nathalie Steinhauer join us in this episode to discuss the just released survey of colony losses between April 1, 2020 and April 1, 2021 conducted by the Bee Informed Partnership, BIP. The numbers are not getting better...

Geoff Williams/Selina Bruckner: Bee Informed Partnership Annual Colony Loss Survey - (025)

April 26, 2019

Dr. Geoff Williams is an assistant professor at Auburn University. He is in charge of the Bee Lab and is on the Board of the . Selina Bruckner is a PhD student in entomology at Auburn and working on the Annual Colony Loss and Management Survey. The...