Entomologist recognized for apicultural work

Posted: October 8, 2010

Dennis vanEngelsdorp, senior extension associate in entomology, has been recognized for his work by the Eastern Apiculture Society.
Dennis vanEngelsdorp

Dennis vanEngelsdorp

At its recent annual meeting, the society presented vanEngelsdorp with its 2010 Roger A. Morse Outstanding Teaching/Extension Service/Regulatory Award.

vanEngelsdorp also serves as the acting state apiarist for the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. He has been a key member of the Penn State team researching the cause or causes of colony collapse disorder in honey bees.

In addition, he is a doctoral degree candidate in entomology, researching the epidemiology of honey-bee diseases.

The Eastern Apicultural Society of North America is an international nonprofit educational organization founded in 1955 for the promotion of bee culture, education of beekeepers and excellence in bee research. The society is the largest noncommercial beekeeping organization in the United States and one of the largest in the world.