Thomas E. Rinderer
Supervisory Research Geneticist
USDA Honey-Bee Breeding, Genetics and Physiology Laboratory
DEGREES: B.S. 1966 Loras College
M.S. 1968 The Ohio State University
Ph.D. 1974 The Ohio State University
Current Research Interests
Specific research objectives include:
The study of populations of honey bees in the Americas with the goals of assessing potential problems caused by Africanized bees and the process by which populations of honey bees become Africanized.
•The development of breeding and management-related solutions to problems caused to agriculture by Africanized honey bees and Varroa mites.
•The development of basic information concerning the interactions of Asian honey bees and their parasitic mites with a view toward developing mite control strategies for commercial beekeeping.