Huoqing Zheng is leading a group working on honeybee diseases in Zhejiang University, China. Taking advantage of the presence of both Apis cerana and Apis mellifera in the area, he is particularly interested in the host shift of honeybee parasites and pathogens, e.g. Varroa destructor and viruses, between the two honeybee species.
He is a duty scientist of National Beekeeping Industry Technology System supported by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of China. In the system, he has the responsivity to develop sustainable solutions against honeybee pests and pathogens.