We had 19 student presentations this year and each one was of such high quality! It really was a challenge to pick three to receive an award for “Best Student Paper.” This year’s winners were:
Courtney MacInnis, University of Alberta
“Nosema ceranae: A sweet surprise? Investigating the viability and infectivity of N. ceranae spores”
Alexandria Payne, Texas A&M University
“The effects of honey bee (Apis mellifera) queen insemination volume on colony growth”
Samuel Ramsey, University of Maryland, College Park
“Varroa destructor feed primarily on honey bee fat body not hemolymph”
This year’s AAPA Student Scholarship Award winner is: Mehmet Ali Doke at The Penn State University.