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Dr Gudrun Koeniger

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Dr Gudrun Koeniger



Research Interests

  • Honey bee reproduction in Apis.
  • Special emphasis on Asian honey bees, Apis cerana, Apis koshevnikovi (rediscovery 1988), Apis nuluensis (description 1996), Apis dorsata, Apis florea, Apis andreniformis.
  • Research on biology of parasitic honeybee mites (Varroa destructor, Varroa jacobsoni, Tropilaelaps clareae, Tropilaelaps koenigerum)
  • Together with Prof. Dr. N. Koeniger development of a device to control horizontal transfer of Varroa destructor in cooperation with Bayer Animal Health, Leverkusen

Curriculum vitae

Personal Information

  • Current position retired, research associate in MLU, Halle
  • Born 08.05.1943 in Glückstadt
  • 1966: Marriage
  • 1968: Birth of daughter
  • 1970: Birth of son

Academic Career

  • 1989-2006: Member of the editorial board of Apidologie - the internationally leading journal devoted to bee science
  • 1973-1993: Several scholarships of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (reproductive physiology and biochemistry of honey bees)
    Institut für Bienenkunde, (Polytechnische Gesellschaft)
    Fachbereich Biowissenschaften der Goethe-Universität and
    Institute for Biochemistry, Goethe Universität Frankfurt,
    Institute for Biochemistry, TH Darmstadt
  • 1968: Dr. Phil nat (Biology) at Goethe Univerity Frankfurt


  • More than 80 scientific publications
  • More than 30 scientific talks
  • More than 30 publications and talks for beekeepers
  • Chapters in 5 books


  • Nikolaus Koeniger, Gudrun Koeniger and Salim Tingek (2010): Honey Bees of Borneo- Exploring the Centre of Apis Diversity. Natural History Publications Borneo, pp. 262.
  • Gudrun Koeniger, Nikolaus Koeniger und Friedrich-Karl Tiesler (2014): Paarungsbiologie und Paarungskontrolle der Honigbiene. Buschhausen Druck-&Verlaghaus2013 pp. 383 (in German)
  • Gudrun Koeniger, Nikolaus Koeniger, Jamie Ellis and Lawrence Connor (2014): Mating Biology of Honey Bees (Apis mellifera). Wicwas Press pp.155.