Dr. Yucel graduated from the Ege University Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Animal Science and immediately after, started working as a Research Assistant for the same department. She finished her MSci in 1994 and Ph.D. in 1999 at Ege University, Turkey. Dr. Yucel has got 26 years academic experience and she received the 'National Science Encouragement Reward” from 'The Scientific and Technological Research Center of Turkey” four times and 'Science and Technology Transfer Center of Ege University” three times during her academic life. Dr. Yucel was awarded the 'Golden Bee Reward” from 'Honey and Bee Products Promotion and Research Center” for her scientific contribution to the beekeeping sector in 2015. She wrote many scientific articles, research papers, book chapters and presentations on beekeeping. She held many beekeeping courses on the national and international platform.