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J Krispn Given


  • Apiculture Specialist
Whistler Room 218
170 S. University Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Awards & Honors

(2016) In Recognition, Honorary Illustration. Dave Sattler, cartoonist for the Journal & Courier.

(2015) Outstanding Service Award. Purdue University Department of Entomology.

(2015) Invited perticipant. Eastern Apicultural Society, Instrumental Insemination of Honey Bee Queens, EAS, Ontario Canada.

(2015) In Recognition For Your Research, Selection and Insemination of Varroa Mite-Biting Bees. Heartland Honey Bee Breeders Cooperative.

(2012) Recognition and Appreciation, Honey Bee Research, Teaching Queen Rearing and Instrumental Insemination. Indiana State Beekeepers Association.

(2010) Certificate of Achievement for Teaching and Training National Guard before heading to Afghanistan, Honey Bee biology and Introduction to Beekeeping at the Purdue Honey Bee Laboratory. National Guard.

Selected Publications

Hunt, G., Given, K., Tsuruda, J., & Andino, G. (2016). Breeding Mite-Biting Bees To Control Varroa. John Root, 144(4), 3. Retrieved from

Given, J. K. (2015). Consider Beekeeping as Part of Your Landscaping Architecture. Donna Sheets, 75(2), 24, 25. Retrieved from

Hunt, G., Given, K., Tsuruda, J., & Arechavaleta-Velasco, M. (2013). PROGRESS TOWARDS BREEDING FOR INCREASED MITE-GROOMING BEHAVIOR IN HONEY BEES. Proceedings of the American Bee Research Conference, 770. Retrieved from

Krupke, C., Eitzer, B., Andino, G., Given, K., & Hunt, G. (2012). ASSESSING THE ROUTES AND LEVELS OF EXPOSURE OF HONEY BEES TO NEONICOTINOID SEED TREATMENTS IN THE MIDWEST. Procedings of the American Bee Research Conference, 829.

Krupke, C., Hunt, G., Eitzer, B., Andino, G., & Given, K. (2012). Multiple routes of pesticide exposure for honey bees living near agricultural fields. PLOS ONE, 7(1), 1-8, 8. Retrieved from

Hunt, G., Shenefield, D., Given, K., & Tsuruda, T. (2011). An Update on Bee Breeding Eforts in Indiana: Breeding for Resistance to Israeli Acute Paralysis Virus. Jointly published in the American Bee Journal and Bee Culture, 151 NO. 11(Feb-26), 2. Retrieved from