Rodney Richardson

Growing up on a small farm, Rodney’s first experience with honey bees was encountering a neighbor hiving a swarm. Captivated by this experience, he began beekeeping the next spring. After earning a B.S. in Biochemistry from Indiana University, he started his doctoral program at Ohio State University’s Department of Entomology in August, 2013. To date, Rodney’s research has involved developing molecular methods for identification of bee-collected pollen. These molecular methods provide an alternative to the difficult and time-consuming process of microscopic pollen identification. For the remainder of his Ph.D., Rodney intends to continue studying honey bee foraging while also investigating honey bee immunity.  

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