Organization of the Arista Bee Research Foundation Board BartJan FernhoutChairman Danny GoovaertsSecretary Marcus GravendyckVice Chairman Dick SchaapTreasurer 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 Cooperation & Advice Pim BrascampAnimal Breeding & GeneticsWageningen University, NL Bob DankaUSDA Bee LaboratoryBaton Rouge, US John HarboHarbo Bee Company LLCBaton Rouge, US Bart PannebakkerLaboratory of GeneticsWageningen University,NL Frens PriesBiochemistryHogeschool Inholland Bas ZwaanLaboratory of GeneticsWageningen University, NL For specific topics, experts from universities, institutes and the field support us with their expertise and experience. Employees Julien DuwezProject Leader 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 The group of beekeepers in the program is growing quickly. There are currently more then 200 breeders participating in Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Germany, Spain, The Netherlands, Switserland, 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.