Rev. Jan Dzierżoń was a roman-catholic priest from Silesia, that did some important contributions to biology and beekeeping with his research. I.a. he is crediting with the discovery, that drones are a product of parthenogenesis.
Dzierżoń came into conflict with the Church and was excommunicated. The Wikipedia article lists two reasons for this: his rejections of papal infallibility and belief in parthenogenesis. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johann_Dzierzon While the first thing seems credible to me, I am rather skeptical about the latter. The link from Wikipedia is dead, so I wonder if there are some sources that confirm that the work on parthenogenesis played a role in his excommunication.