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Dr. Geoff Williams

Assistant Professor

I’m a Canadian living and working in Alabama! I grew up in Alberta, went to grad school training in Nova Scotia and have worked with honey bees throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.

Before joining Auburn University, I worked for the Swiss government. Now at Auburn University, I’m building a program that seeks to better understand and promote bee health. To achieve these massive goals (as you can imagine), 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, another aspect of my work that I really enjoy is discussing with beekeepers – hearing why you keep bees and love beekeeping, and what are some of your major challenges. Despite geographic and cultural differences, bees bring many different people together – I love this!

And finally, outside my daily activities at Auburn University, I am also the President of the Bee Informed Partnership and Vice President of the COLOSS Honey Bee Research Association.

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Bee Informed Partnership Loss & Management Survey with Geoff Williams and Mikayla Wilson (S4, E41)

March 28, 2022

This week, we invite Geoff Williams and Mikayla Wilson from Bee Informed Partnership to talk with us about their 2022 Loss and Management Survey! It kicks off in April - in just a few days! The was started in 2007 by the a…

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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 numbe…

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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 an…