Organization of the Arista Bee Research Foundation Board BartJan FernhoutChairman Danny GoovaertsSecretary Marcus GravendyckVice Chairman Rolf WildemanTreasurer The board consists of at least four members. Its main task is 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 Kaspar BienefeldInstitute for Bee ResearchHohen-Neuendorf, DE Ralph Büchler Kirchhain Bee InstituteHessen, DE Pim BrascampAnimal Breeding & GeneticsWageningen University, NL Bob DankaUSDA Bee LaboratoryBaton Rouge, US BartJan FernhoutArista Bee ResearchBoxmeer, NL Tom RindererUSDA Bee LaboratoryBaton Rouge, US 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 Piet BoonekampPlant Research InternationalWageningen University, NL Marcel DickeLaboratory of EntomologyWageningen University, NL 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 The objective is to recruit up to 5 employees once enough funds become available. It is planned to have one Management Team member (BartJan Fernhout), 3.5 project employees and 0.5 data management capacity. The Volunteers Riad AbaraBee ManagementBreeding Project Herman ArtsBee Breeding andBreeding Techniques Bart BartenBee ManagementBreeding Project Pascal BoyardBee ManagementBreeding Project Achiel DhoogeBee ManagementBreeding Project Selma HensenBee ManagementProject Support 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 Peter OudshoornFunding Julien PerrinBee ManagementBreeding Project Ireen RoskamData Management Jeanne van SebilleBee Management Altea, Spain Tieme WandersBee ManagementBreeding Project It is planned to have eventually 25 part-time first-echelon volunteers. These are the volunteers which have regular contact with the staff from Arista Bee Research, are working directly in the projects and get support in the execution of their project activities (materials & methods). In addition to this first-echelon volunteers, an additional group of volunteers will be asked to join the breeding groups to test and maintain the newly created lines. Students Marit CornelissenGenetic Marker ProjectLaboratory of Genetics Wageningen University, NL 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.