Presenter: Michelle Flenniken, PhD, Montana State University

Honey Bee Pathogens and Bee Health
This presentation will explore the impact of pathogens on honey bee health at both the colony and individual bee levels.


Michelle Flenniken, PhD,
 is an Assistant Professor in the Plant Sciences Department at Montana
 State University.
 She is a microbiologist investigating honey bee host–pathogen 
interactions and Co-Director of the Pollinator Health Center at MSU. 
Michelle received a BS in Biology from the University of
 Iowa; she then volunteered in the Peace Corps in Ghana before obtaining her 
PhD in Microbiology from 
Montana State University. She did postdoctoral research at the University of California,
 San Francisco, prior to joining the faculty at MSU. For additional information, visit: and