My research is focused on social insects, honey bees, beekeeping, honey bee breeding and diseases, animal behaviour, behavioural ecology, bee foraging ecology, bee conservation, and social evolution. I have considerable practical experience with honey bees having kept them in several countries and owned up to 180 bee hives when I lived in California. I am head of the Laboratory Apiculture and Social Insects (LASI) at the University of Sussex. I am also involved with outreach/extension to beekeepers and others, and with undergraduate teaching and the supervision of graduate students.
Google Scholar page "Francis Ratnieks" https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=mF4l2Z0AAAAJ&hl=en
LASI website http://www.sussex.ac.uk/lasi/
LASI You Tube channel "LASI Bee Research & Outreach" https://www.youtube.com/user/LASIbeeResearch