Introduction of Zewdu

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Zewdu Ararso HORA, is a ambitious, positive and hardworking person who has developed a mature and responsible approach to any task that I undertake. I also enjoy learning new ideas.

E-mail: zewdu402@yahoo.com

Research Interests

·        Honeybee proteomics

·        Honeybee selection and breeding

·        Study honeybee behaviours such as migratory, absconding, hygienic, defensive and swarming behaviours

·        Species diversity and ecology of stingless bees and other wild bees involved in pollination

·        Honeybee disease, pests and predators


·        2015-upnow PhD fellowship in Special Animal Rearing/ Honeybee, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences

·        2008-2010 M.Sc. degree in Insect Science/ Biology, Addis Ababa University

·        2000-2004 B.Sc. degree in Applied Biology, Addis Ababa University

·        1993-1995 Diploma in Plant Science, Jimma College of Agriculture

 Work Experience





Associate Researcher

Honeybee Technology Generation Team, Holeta Bee Research Center


Assistant Researcher

Honeybee Technology Generation Team, Holeta Bee Research Center


Junior Researcher

Honeybee Technology Generation Team, Holeta Bee Research Center

Nov. 2001 - April 2002

Plantation Forman

Sugar cane plantation, Finchaa Sugar Factory


1.     Zewdu Ararso, Chuan Ma, Yuping Qi, Mao Feng, Bin Han, Han Hu, Lifeng Meng, and Jianke Li (2017). Proteome Comparisons between Hemolymph of Two Honeybee Strains (Apis mellifera ligustica) Reveal Divergent Molecular Basis in Driving Hemolymph Function and High Royal Jelly Secretion.  J. Proteome Res. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jproteome.7b00621

2.      Zewdu Ararso and Gemechis Legesse (2016). Insecticidal action of honeybees propolis extract against larvae of lesser wax moth. Agric. Biol. J. N. Am. 7(6): 302-306.

3.     Zewdu A, Desalegn B, Amssalu B, Gebreamlak B, Tolera K (2016). Assessment of Alien Honeybee Species (Apis florea) in North West and Northern Ethiopia. Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences 6 (3):  093-101.

  FRANK KOCH, ALAIN PAULY, ZEWDU A. HORA & JEAN-LUC BOEVÉ (2015). Sawflies of Ethiopia (Hymenoptera: Argidae, Tenthredinidae). Zootaxa 4021 (1): 119–155.

5.     Tadele Alemu, Zewdu Ararso Hora and Gemechis Legesse (2015). PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT OF HONEYBEE (APIS MELLIFERA BANDASII ) REARED BY DIFFERENT QUEEN REARING TECHNIQUES. International Journal of Current Research  7(7): 18093-18097.

6.      Tadele Alemu, Gemechis Legesse and Zewdu Ararso Hora (2014). Performance evaluation of honeybees (Apis mellifera scutellata) of Guji highland. International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies 9 (4): 1987-1993.

7.     Alain Pauly and Zewdu Ararso Hora (2013). Apini and Meliponini from Ethiopia (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Apidae: Apinae). Belgian Journal of Entomology 16: 1-36.

8.      Zewdu Ararso Hora, Gemechis Legesse and Tadele Alemu (2012). The response of central highland honeybee, Apis mellifera bandasii to grafting and natural cell cup of queen rearing techniques. Proceedings of the 20th Annual Conference of the Ethiopian Society of Animal Production (ESAP) held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, October 03 to 05, 2012. Pp.151-155.

9.     Zewdu Ararso Hora, Emiru Seyoum and Mulatu Bayeh (2012). Application of Millettia ferruginea in Pest Management. Lap Lambert Academic Publishing GmbH &Co. KG, Saarbrucken, Deutschland. Pp. 56.

Last update: December 5, 2017

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