Honey Bee Nutrition- Early Detection of Malnutrition & Colony Collapse


The objective of this project will be to understand when a honey bee is on a nutritional decline. This will be correlated with the honey bee nutritional status as well as the electronic measurement of the bee hive.  


  • Experience, skills and/or a keen interest in plant physiology & chemistry or similar.  
  • Ability to operate outdoors in an observational environment ( native bush & remote locations)
  • Willingness to work as part of a large interdisciplinary team to achieve outcomes through a combination of planning, working independently & collaboration with other team members. 
  • Willingness to engage with external stakeholders such as private companies & government departments to effectively present scientific research results to this audience. 
  • Excellent interpersonal & oral communication skills   
  • Limited fear of bees and bee stings. Bee allergies should be a consideration. 


Dr Julia Grassl


If you are interested in applying this PhD program, please send your latest CV and a personal statement (addressing the requirements) to julia.grassl@uwa.edu.au before 31 December, 2017