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The Smith Bee Lab officially OPENS January 1st 2021 at Auburn University.

We are seeking dedicated postdocs, graduate students, and student researchers at all levels. Prior experience working with honey bees is not required, but an enthusiasm to learn new skills, and the ability to work as part of a team is essential. Flexible start-dates, given Covid-19-madness. View the ad here (PDF) and find more info about applying here.

The Smith Bee Lab is interested in the basic biology of honey bee colonies—the world’s most charismatic superorganism.

We are interested in how colonies develop, how they are organized, and how they detect and respond to biotic and abiotic changes.

We address these questions at both the individual and colony-level, using whatever tools fit the problem: from duct tape and markers, to large-scale colony experiments, to computer vision and automated tracking.