Organization of the Arista Bee Research Foundation Board Jacques van AlphenChairman Maurice van den DriesTreasurer Danny GoovaertsSecretary Marcus GravendyckVice Chairman Han JansenFundraising & Public Relations Rolf WildemanGeneral member The board has as its main task supervising the policies and supervising management. The board appoints the Management Team, is responsible for the financial policies and supervises the presence of an approved research program. Scientific Committee Ralph Büchler Kirchhain Bee InstituteHessen, DE Pim BrascampAnimal Breeding & GeneticsWageningen University, NL Bob DankaUSDA Bee LaboratoryBaton Rouge, US BartJan FernhoutArista Bee ResearchBoxmeer, NL Bas ZwaanLaboratory of GeneticsWageningen University, NL The foundation has a Scientific Committee with experienced Scientists – each with specific expertise related to Varroa resistant honey bees. This Scientific Committee approves new project scopes, reviews running projects and determines the priority. Scientific Cooperation & Advice John HarboHarbo Bee Company LLCBaton Rouge, US Ina Heidinger Bavarian State Institute for Viticulture and Horticulture, Bee Research Center, DE Bart PannebakkerLaboratory of GeneticsWageningen University,NL Frens PriesBiochemistryHogeschool Inholland For specific topics, experts from universities, institutes and the field support us with their expertise and experience. Management and employees BartJan FernhoutProgram Director Sacha d’Hoop de SynghemProject Leader Guillaume MisslinProject Leader The employees of the foundation are supporting the large group of breeders in their local breeding programs. The Volunteers Riad AbaraBee ManagementBreeding Project Herman ArtsBee Breeding andBreeding Techniques Bart BartenBee ManagementBreeding Project Pascal BoyardBee ManagementBreeding Project Achiel DhoogeBee ManagementBreeding Project Mari van IerselBee ManagementBreeding Project Paul JungelsBee ManagementBreeding Project Thomas KodymBee ManagementBreeding Project Gerbert KosBee ManagementBreeding Project Philippe LambertBee ManagementBreeding Project Renaud Lavend’HommeBee ManagementBreeding Project Pierre MarinBee ManagementBreeding Project Hans MiddelbeekAdvanced Technologies René van der MolenBee ManagementBreeding Project Julien PerrinBee ManagementBreeding Project Ireen RoskamData Management Jeanne van SebilleBee Management Altea, Spain Tieme WandersBee ManagementBreeding Project The group of beekeepers in the program is growing quickly. There are currently more then 60 breeders participating in Belgium, Luxembourg, France Germany, Spain, The Netherlands, Austria, Italy and the USA. Students Students work in one of the cornerstone projects. These projects, with a mix of fundamental and applied research, will help us to better and more efficiently run our breeding and selection project.