Bernardo Niño

Bernardo Nino

Position Title
Educational Supervisor, California Master Beekeeper Program

Department of Entomology and Nematology


Bernardo Niño serves as the Educational Supervisor of the California Master Beekeeper Program. He has developed a number of educational programs for diverse audiences. For the past 8 years he has been involved with organizing and running Queen Rearing Workshops. He received a Master’s degree in Entomology from North Carolina State University (2009) where he studied the population and genetic colony structure of the Eastern subterranean termite under the direction of Dr. Ed Vargo. In 2014 he made the transition to Staff Research Associate in Dr. Niño’s Lab at University of California @ Davis where he led projects on varroa control and honey bee health. Bernardo is also the Head of Research and Development at UBEES Inc., overseeing the management of a few hundred soon to be a few thousand colonies in California, Oregon, and Minnesota. 


  • Population dynamics and genetics
  • Honey bee biology
  • Queen rearing and bee breeding
  • Pollination biology


  • M.S. Entomology, North Carolina State University (2009)
  • B.S. Biology, Saint Edward's University (2003)


  • Staff Research Associate III, Department of Entomology and Nematology, University of California at Davis (2014-Present)
  • Senior Research Technologist, Department of Entomology, Penn State University (2009 - 2014)
  • Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant, Department of Entomology, North Carolina State University (2003-2007)
  • Science Instructor, Raleigh Latin school, Raleigh, NC (2007-2008)
  • Team Leader, Bureau of Land management, Alturas, CA (2003); Roseburg, OR (2002)