Dr Medhat Nasr
Research Scientist– Research Lead of Bee Tech Adaptation Program
Dr. Medhat Nasr is a highly regarded apiculturist, educator, and regulator with over 50years of experience in both the public and the private sector. In Alberta, he served as Alberta Provincial Apiculturist from 2002-2019. During this period, he extended the regulatory program to include applied bee research and extension activities.
In 1994 he introduced and established the first “Bee Tech-Transfer program” in Ontario. He served as Ontario Beekeepers Tech_Transfer program lead from1994-2000. In fact, this program has been established in 9 Provinces in Canada and in 5 regions in the USA.
Dr. Nasr expertise encompasses a wide diverse range of skills including bee pest management, bee breeding, and bee technology development, adoption and transfer. His research program focuses on developing effective methods and registration of miticides to control mite including formic acid, oxalic acid, HopGuard2 and Apivar® in Canada. Currently, his research is focused on developing new alternative miticides for Varroa control, managing miticides resistance, evaluation of integrated pest management (IPM)programs, and selection and breeding quality bee queens.
Dr. Nasr graduated from Cairo University, Giza, Egypt with B. Sc. and M. Sc. degrees in Entomology. He earned a Ph. D. degree in Entomology from the University of California, Davis, USA.