Xiangjie Zhu

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Curriculum Vitae

Xiangjie Zhu, Ph. D., Associate Professor                    

  College of Animal Sciences (College of Bee Science),

Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University,

  Fuzhou 350002, China



   Autecology of honeybee.

   Population genetics of honeybee.


Ph.D.07/2009 Graduated with a PhD in Economic insect (Honeybee), from Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou, China.

M.S. 07/2006 Graduated with a Master degree in Agricultural entomology and pest control, from Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou, China.

B.S. 07/2003 Graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Bee Science from Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou, China.


 The head of bee keeping management committee in Apicultural Science Association of China (ASAC).

 The vice dean of honey bee biology committee and Chinese honey bee partnership committee in ASAC.


Autecology of honeybee. We have been studying the effect of temperature on eggs and capped broods of honeybee. We found that longer durations of low temperature during capped brood led to higher mortality, higher incidences of misorientation inside cells and shorter worker longevity. Capped brood as prepupae and near emergence were more sensitive to low-temperature exposure, while capped larvae and mid-pupal stages showed the highest resistance to low-temperature stress. Our results suggest that prepupae and pupae prior to eclosion are the most sensitive stages to low temperature stress, as they are to other stresses, presumably due to many physiological changes related tometamorphosis happening during these two stages. In addition, we found three dominant phenotypes including newborn vein, protrusion vein and missing vein, in hind wing of Apis cerana cerana (Hymenoptera: Apidae), during capped broods development after lower temperature treatment. We have reported out results in “Journal of Apicultural Research” and “Acta Ecologica Sinica”.

Population genetics of honeybee. We have been studying the genetic diversity and the genetic structure of different populations of Apis cerana cerana, and the genetic differentiation among populations by using morphology, mitochondrion DNA, microsatellite DNA as markers. We have finished a series of studies on Apis cerana cerana from Fujian, Sichuan, Guizhou, Hainan provinces,Changbai Mountain, the Loess Plateau, and across Qinghai-Tibet Plateau-Valley landforms ecological zone. Our studies contributes significantly to the current understanding of the mechanism underlying population genetic differentiation and highlights the potential effects of utilizing genetic resources that are subject to the ecological conditions.


2012.07~2013.08  Visiting Scholar in Michigan State University, USA


 (1) Beekeeping and Management Science (Professional core course for undergraduate Program)

 (2) Ecology of honey bee (Undergraduate Program)

 (3) Population genetics of honey bee (Postgraduate Program)


 [1] Xiangjie Zhu, Xinjian Xu, Shujing Zhou, Zhenbang Hao, Lin Chen, Bingfeng Zhou*. Histomorphological observation of the embryonic development of female Apis cerana cerana (Hymenoptera: Apidae).Acta entomologica sinica.2020. 63(3):285-293.

 [2] Yao Dan, Xinjian Xu, Shujing Zhou, Bingfeng Zhou, Xiangjie Zhu*. The effect of low temperature stress on the alternatively spliced genes of Apis mellifera ligustica during pupation. Journal of Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University (Natural Science Edition). 2020.49(3): 217- 222.

 [3] Yao Dan, Shujing Zhou, Bingfeng Zhou, Xinjian Xu*, Xiangjie Zhu*. Trend analysis of differentially expressed genes in prepupae of Apis mellifera ligustica under low temperature stress. Acta entomologica sinica.2020. 63(6):688-696.

 [4] Xiangjie Zhu, Xiongzhao Wen, Shujing Zhou, Xinjian Xu, Li Zhou, and Bingfeng Zhou*. 2019. The temperature increase at one position in the colony can predict honey bee swarming (Apis cerana). Journal of apiculture research, 58(4): 489-491.

 [5] Xiangjie Zhu, Xinjian Xu, Shujing Zhou, Qing Wang, Lin Chen, Zhenbang Hao, and Bingfeng Zhou*. 2018. Low temperature exposure (20°C) during the sealed brood stage induces abnormal venation of honey bee wings. Journal of Apicultural Research, 2018, 57(3): 458-465.

 [6] Xiangjie Zhu, Shujing Zhou, Xinjian Xu, Jianwen Wang, Yinglong Yu, Kai-chieh Yang, Qun Luo, Yingying Xu, Shunhai Wang, and Bingfeng Zhou*. 2017. Morphological differentiation in Asian honey bee (Apis cerana) populations in the basin and highlands of southwestern China. Journal of Apicultural Research, 56 (3): 203-209.

 [7] Xiangjie Zhu, Shujing Zhou, Xinjian Xu, Huahui Lan, Bingfeng Zhou*. 2016. Freezing combs as a method for the greater wax moth (Galleria mellonella) control. Journal of Apicultural Research, 55(4): 351-352.

 [8] Xiangjie ZhuShujing ZhouZachary Y Huang. 2014. Transportationfor pollination service increase abundance and prevalence of Nosema ceranae in honey bees (Apis mellifera)Journal of Apicultural Research534):469-471.

(Note: * Corresponding author)



Project Title





Genetic differentiation and distribution of Fujian Apis   cerana cerana population

Fujian Provincial Department of Science & Technology




Phylogeny and population dynamics of Apis cerana cerana based on genome re sequencing

National Natural Science Youth Fund




Honeybee (Apis cerana) breeding

Technical system of national bee industry



Contact Information:

 Asso. Prof. Xiangjie Zhu

 College of Animal Sciences (College of Bee Science)

 Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University

 15#,RdShangxia Dian, Cangshan District,

 Fuzhou, Fujian, China

E-mails: 59996717@qq.com