Introduction of GB

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Gebreamlak Bezabih Tesfay, got Ph.D. degree in June, 2017, now works at Tigray Agricultural Research Institute, Mekelle Agricultural Research Center (As Researcher II, Bee Researcher), Ethiopia.


Mekelle, Tigray, Ethiopia

Daero Academy Street P.O. Box 1132

Tel: +251-987-396623

email:gbtesfay@yahoo.com, gbtesfay@gmail.com

Research Interests

Honeybee research, particularly in proteomics and genomics.


1.     Grade 1-8

Bizet Elementary and Junior Secondary School, Bizet, Tigray, Ethiopia

2.      Grade 9-11

Agazi Comprehensive Secondary School, Adigrat, Tigray, Ethiopia

3.      Grade 12 Tana-Haik Comprehensive Secondary School, Bahirdar, Ethiopia

29    arch 2000 Ethiopian School Leaving Certificate Examination (ESLCE), Bahirdar, Ethiopia

4.     12 September2000-10July 2004:     Alemaya University, Ethiopia

Program of study:               Animal Science, Agriculture

Degree:                        B.Sc. in Animal Science

Thesis:                         Utilization of cactus as animal and human food, traditional, utilization and production of cactus for ruminant Animals in Ganta-Afeshum 

5.     18July2008 - 02September2010    University of Pretoria, South Africa

Program of study:              Entomology (Agric:)

Degree: MSc (Agric :)           In the department of Zoology and Entomology

Thesis:                        Contribution of managed honeybees (Apis mellifera scutellata Lep.) to sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) seed yield and quality.

6.     01 SEP 2014-30 July 2017   Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing China

Program of study:            The rearing of Special-type Economic Animals (including Silkworm, Honeybees, etc)

Degree:  PhD    In the Institute of Apicultural Research  

Thesis:         In-Depth Proteome Analysis of Hypopharyngeal Glands in the Honeybee (Apis mellifera)

Work Experience

1.     From 01 JUL 2004 – 30 NOV 2004: Bureau of Agriculture and Rural Development, Animal Production Expert, Tigray, Ethiopia

2.     From 01 December 2004 – NOV 2010: Tigray Agricultural Research Institute (TARI), May-Tsebri Agricultural Research Center, Researcher and Center Director, Tigray, Ethiopia

3.      From 01 December 2010 up to now I am working in Mekelle Agricultural Research Center which is under the Tigray Agricultural Research Institute (TARI), as honeybee researcher and Livestock Research Core Process Coordinator


1.      Bezabih, G., Cheng, H., Han, B., Feng, M., Xue, Y., Hu, H., Li, J., 2017. Phosphoproteome Analysis Reveals Phosphorylation Underpinnings in the Brains of Nurse and Forager Honeybees (Apis mellifera). Sci. Rep. 7, 1973. doi:10.1038/s41598-017-02192-3

2.     Bezabih, G.; Adgaba, N.; Hepburn, H. R.; Pirk, C. W. W. The territorial invasion of Apis florea in Africa. African Entomol. 2014, 22 (1988), 888–890.

3.     Bezabih, G. and Kiros G. Managed honeybees (Apis mellifera L.) increase onion (Alliun cepa) seed yield and quality. LRRD, 2014,26 (1)

4.     Bezabih, G. Ecological restoration: The role of honeybees: BookLambert Academic Publishing. Germany 2012

5.     Bezabih, G.; Amare, H.; Hadera, D. Promoting sericulture in Tigray region. Proceeding of the workshop on women specific action researches and capacity building on gender mainstreaming in national agricultural research system, 2012,12-13, EIAR, Addis Ababa

6.     Bezabih, G., Godifey, G., Tesfay, Y., Woldemariam, D., & Tilahun, H. (2015). Guideline to construct Ethio-ribrab beehive. Nairobi, Kenya: ILRI.

7.      Carvalheiro, L. G.; Veldtman, R.; Shenkute, A. G.; Tesfay, G. B.; Pirk, C. W. W.; Donaldson, J. S.; Nicolson, S. W. Natural and within-farmland biodiversity enhances crop productivity. Ecol. Lett. 2011, 14 (3), 251–259.

8.      Ararso Z., Benga D., Bezabih A., Kumsa T. and Bezabih G. (2016) Assessment of Alien Honeybee Species (Apis florea) in North West and Northern Ethiopia. Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences, in press.

Last update: December 5, 2017

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