Timothy Chapman


Position Title
Laboratory Assistant

Entomology and Nematology

Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility

Timothy graduated from UC Davis in 2011 with a B.S. in International Agricultural Development and a minor in Community and Regional Development. His love for honey bees started as a child growing up in the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire) where he began experimenting with raising bees in top bar hives. During college in the United States, he traveled back to Democratic Republic of Congo to implement what he had been learning and to continue working the hives. Since graduating, he has managed colonies in southwestern Florida, started a beekeeping project in the Central African Republic, and provided beekeeping training for the Baka people in the jungles of Cameroon.  Working at the E. L. Niño Lab provides a place for Timothy to help with honey bee research and also gives him a place to continue to learn and do what he loves.