Welcome to the Dolezal Bee Research Lab.

The Dolezal lab studies how bee physiology and behavior is affected by the stressors they encounter in their environment, namely pathogens, pesticides, and nutritional deprivation. By taking an integrative approach, we can study how these factors interact with each other at the landscape, colony, and individual scale.  We mostly focus on honey bees, but also are interested in studying how these factors affect other pollinators.

Illinois Hive and Varroa Mite Monitoring Project