Fani Hatzjina

Fani Hatzjina

Fani Hatjina,

Research Director,

Department of Apiculture- Institute of Animal Science- ELGO ‘DIMITRA’


Fani Hatjina is senior researcher (PhD, Univ. of Cardiff-UK) in bee science and Director of the Institute of Animal Science. Her research interests focus on honeybee breeding and mating behaviour, conservation of the local honey bee populations, resistance to varroa, and Environmental risk assessment. She serves as an expert in EFSA and OECD and she is coordinator of an APIMONDIA working group. Recently she has been elected as President of the APIMONDIA’s Scientific Commission on Bee Health. The health of the bees, the interaction with the environment and the sustainability of the beekeeping are the areas Fani is also promoting through Apitourism.
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Publications most relevant to the BeeConnected project


Hatjina, F., Adjlane, N., Charistos, L., Dall’Olio, R., Drazic, M. M., Filipi, J., … & Kezic, N. (2021). Citizen scientist initiative for measuring Varroa damage thresholds: Common efforts for data collection-CSI Varroa. Bee World98(4), 132-135.

Büchler R., Uzunov A., Kovačić M., Prešern J., Pietropaoli M., Hatjina F., et al. (2021). Summer brood interruption as integrated management strategy for effective Varroa control in Europe. Journal of Apicultural Research 59(5), 764-773.

Gilioli, G., Sperandio, G., Hatjina, F.,&Simonetto, A. (2019) Towards the development of an index for the holistic assessment of the health status of a honey bee colony. Ecological Indicators, 101, 341-347.

De Smet L &Hatjina F, Ioannidis P, Hamamtzoglou A, Schoonvaere K, Francis F, et al. (2017) Stress indicator gene expression profiles, colony dynamics and tissue development of honey bees exposed to sub-lethal doses of imidacloprid in laboratory and field experiments. PLoS ONE 12(2): e0171529.

Hatjina, F., […] Berg, S., Bouga, M., et al. (2014) Population dynamics of European honey bee genotypes under different environmental conditions. Journal of Apicultural Research 54, 233-247.