Contact Us

The Department of Entomology
The Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
P.O Box 12, Rehovot 76100, ISRAEL

Tel: 08-9489223 
Fax: 08-9366768
Email: orlytal@savion.huji.ac.il

Sharoni Shafir

Facilities

Proboscis Extension Response (PER) Equipment

We have a robot that automates the PER process: it can rotate through 24 bees, present them with an odor, reward, or punishment, and photograph the proboscis extension response. See (Shafir, 2008) that describes this instrument. We also have a semi-automatic PER station.

History

History of the B. Triwaks Bee Research Center

Benjamin Triwaks was born in 1924 in Warsaw, Poland, and immigrated to Palestine with his parents in 1926. He graduated from Kadoorie Agricultural School, where he specialized in beekeeping. Triwaks joined the Haganah underground movement and later volunteered for the Jewish Brigade Group in the British Army during World War II. After the War he engaged in practical beekeeping. In 1947 Triwaks joined the Israel Defense Forces and fell in battle in Tantura on May 23, 1948.

Publications

Publications in refereed journals:

Please send an email to sharoni.shafir@mail.huji.ac.il if you would like a reprint

Topman, S., D. Tamir-Ariel, H. Bochnic-Tamir, T. Stern, S. Shafir, S. Burdman, and Z. Hayouka. 2018. Random peptide mixtures as new crop protection agents. Microbial Biotechnology. In press.

Wright, G.A., S.W. Nicolson and S. Shafir. 2018. Nutritional physiology and ecology of honey bees. Annual Review of Entomology 63: 327-344.

Prof. Sharoni Shafir

  • Ph.D. 1995, Stanford University
  • Professor

Research Areas

  • Animal Cognition
  • Behavioral Ecology
  • Pollination Ecology

Teaching:

  • Entomology Lab
  • Honey Bee Biology
  • Behavioral Ecology of Pollination

Research Interests:

  • Decision-making processes in honey bees
  • Cognitive ecology of pollination
  • Crop pollination