Undergraduate Study

Are you an undergraduate (current or prospective) interested in learning more about bees? Oregon State University offers different paths for undergraduates interested in learning the biology and behavior of honey bees and the basics of beekeeping. 

Entomology Minor

You are encourage to pick a major that interests you, and in addition, minor in Entomology. The minor will expose you to the fundamentals of insect science and insect ecology. Make sure to take the course ENT 322 HONEY BEE BIOLOGY AND BEEKEEPING (3). For more information about studying bees at Oregon state, contact Sujaya Rao, the Entomology program advisor.

Undergraduate Research 

If you are an undergraduate interested in research opportunities with the Honey Bee Lab, contact Ramesh Sagili, Assistant Professor.

The Office of Undergraduate Research sponsors the URSA-ENGAGE Program, (formerly called the URISC-START program) and provides freshman, sophomore, and transfer student researchers (in their first year at OSU) under faculty guidance with stipends of up $1,500 for the winter and spring terms of 2014. The Faculty Research Project Proposal Application Deadline is Nov. 1.  An application and a page of FAQs are available at the URSA Web page. Questions can be addressed to Kevin Ahern at

Graduate Study

If you are interested in graduate study and research in the Honey Bee Lab, contact the lab leader, Ramesh Sagili, assistant professor, to learn more about opportunities for study.

You can also learn how to apply to the Department of Horticulture