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Bees By the Sea
EAS 2001
CAPE COD Massachusetts
August 6-10, 2001

Speaker Profiles

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Speakers are listed alphabetically by last name. The codes after each speaker's name indicates which section of the conference they will be speaking in. Speakers with "SC" will be presenting in the Short Course, "SYMP" indicates symposia presentations, and "WKSHP" indicates workshop presentations.

Jim Anderson, (WKSHP) Ontario Beekeepers Association


Charles Frederic Andros, (WKSHP) Linden Apiaries

I have owned and operated Linden Apiaries for over 25 years, where I have produced and marketed a wide variety of apiary products. I enjoy presenting workshops, talks and slide shows, and have been active in apitherapy for ten years. I have worked with queen breeding programs including Weaver Apiaries, Kona Queen Company, and Hawaiian Queen Company. I have experience as an apiary inspector in both Vermont and New Hampshire. For the last eight years, I have been travelling to Brazil as a beekeeping consultant.


Dr. Nicola Bradbear, PhD., (SC, SYMP) Bees for Development, Wales, United Kingdom.

I specialize in apicultural development throughout the world and have been involved in this work for almost 20 years. Together with Helen Jackson, I established "Bees for Development," an independent, not-for profit organization which focuses on international beekeeping development activities. I won the 1990 World Vision Award for Development Initiative. I am also President of the Apimondia Standing Commission for Beekeeping for Rural Development.


Dr. Nicholas Calderone, PhD. Assistant Professor of Entomology, Cornell University (SYMP)

I received my MS degree in entomology in 1985 from The Ohio State University where I worked with Professor Walter C. Rothenbuhler on the behavioral genetics of honey bee foraging behavior. I received my PhD in 1988 from the same institution working with Professor Robert E. Page, Jr. on the evolutionary genetics of division of labor in honey bees. After leaving Ohio State, I worked for 6 years with the USDA-ARS Bee Research Lab in Beltsville, MD with Dr. Hachiro Shimanuki, concentrating on the biology of Varroa jacobsoni and IPM approaches for control of parasitic mites. In 1996, I accepted a position with the Department of Entomology at Cornell University, where I have responsibilities in research, teaching and extension. I continue to work on mite biology and IPM for parasitic mites, and developed a Master Beekeeper Program serving beekeepers throughout the northeastern US. More information about me is available from the Cornell web site


Alfred Carl, Jr., (SC, WKSHP) Chief Apiary Inspector, Massachusetts Bureau of Farm Products & Plant Industries, Boston MA.

I have been an apiary inspector since 1972. Apiary inspection is one of my official duties - I also am responsible for Nursery inspection, invasive plant species, Nutrient management and it appears I will be active in certification of Organic farms. In my apiary inspection duties, I provide disease and management workshops and supervise 4 seasonal regional inspectors. Massachusetts tries to inspect 1/2 the bee colonies in the state each year. I have a bee operation in western Mass. I have been an occasional participant at EAS meetings; I contributed hives for the EAS Short Course at Mt Holyoke in 1988.


Dr. Dewey Caron, PhD., (SC, SYMP, WKSHP) Professor of Entomology & Applied Ecology, Univesity of Delaware.

I learned beekeeping as a PhD student of Dr. Roger Morse at Cornell. I filled in for Roger as a teacher of his popular introductory beekeeping course and helped insure completion of the Dyce Honey Bee Lab when Roger went on sabbatical to the Philippines during my four years in Ithaca. Following Ithaca, I was apiculturist at the University of Maryland (1970-1981) before moving to the University of Delaware as Department Chair. I have remained at Delaware as Professor and Extension Entomologist with a three-way split of extension (apiculture and ornamental plant pests), teaching (large, popular introductory courses in entomology, and wildlife biology + 2 courses on beekeeping) and research (cucurbit pollination, bee mites, bee pests and queen replacement /swarming). I helped EAS initiate the Master Beekeeper program (in 1981), revived the short course preceding the conference (1979), was president (1986), and Chairman of the Board (1990-1998). I currently head the EAS Foundation for Honey Bee Research, the sites committee and was the organizer for the 2001 Short Courses. I also have a page on the University of Deleware's web site.


Dr. Theodore Cherbuliez, MD, (WKSHP) Scarsdale, NY - President of the American Apitherapy Society and Apimondia Commission of Apitherapy.

I have been involved with apitherapy for the last 15 years lecturing around the world. I am currently involved in setting up and developing a medical program in Cuba utilizing hive products. In addition, I have also created a CD-ROM on Apitherapy.


Photo: Sue CobeySue Cobey, (SYMP, WKSHP) Staff Apiarist, Ohio State University.

My training includes practical experience in the field working with several innovative commercial operations in various aspects of beekeeping. I have focused much of my attention on the New World Carniolan Closed Population Breeding Program. I am working towards stock improvement of honey bees which has a worldwide benefit. I teach instrumental insemination and methods for practical selection and breeding. Additional information about my work is available at the following two web sites: http://iris.biosci.ohio-state.edu/honeybee/breeding and http://www.honeybee.breeding.com/ You may also want to visit the Rothenbuhler Honey Bee Research Laboratory web site.


Robert Cole, (SC, SYMP, WKSHP) EAS Master Beekeeper, Todd, NC.

I operate an 800 colony beekeeping operation as Pot 'O Gold Honey from my residence in Todd, NC. I am a pollinator in my region of North Carolina and a honey producer of the much sought-after sourwood honey. I have been involved in beekeeping since the age of 3 learning the art of beekeeping from two grandfathers. I have been active in EAS for many years. I became an EAS Master Beekeeper in the first year the society offered the exam (1981) and have served as EAS Chairman of the Board (1985-1990) as well as on numerous additional committees. I have been an EAS Short Course instructor a number of years.


Photo: Clarence CollisonDr. Clarence Collison, PhD., (WKSHP) Professor of Entomology, Head, Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, Mississippi State University.
From 1976-1989 I served as an apicultural specialist at The Pennsylvania State University. From 1981-1989 I served as chairman of the EAS Master Beekeepers' Program. I have served on the EAS Board of Directors, been an EAS short course instructor numerous times and presently am chairman of the EAS awards committee. I write the monthly column "Do You Know" for Bee Culture. My research has been concerned with the effects of insecticidal sprays on honey bee foraging, factors that regulate drone production, pollination of birdsfoot trefoil and the distribution of varroa mites in the honey bee colony. I have published over 300 refereed manuscripts, popular articles and extension bulletins, as well as making over 500 presentations at professional meetings, extension workshops and to various commodity organizations.


Rick Cooper, (SC) EAS Master Beekeeper, Bowdoinham, ME.

I have been an EAS Master beekeeper since 1994. I run 100 colonies of bees in and around the Brunswick/Augusta area of Maine. I own and operate Bees-'N'-Me, a beekeeping supplies outlet specializing in hobbyist needs. I teach 2-3 beekeeping short courses in Maine each spring and have been a regular participant at EAS. I will be the 2003 President when EAS returns to Maine at Bowdoin College.


Dr. Robert Danka, PhD., (SC, SYMP) U.S. Department of Agriculture Bee Lab, Baton Rouge, LA.

I am a Research Entomologist with the USDA Honey Bee Breeding, Genetics and Physiology Laboratory in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. My early training in honey bees was under the guidance of Dr. Clarence Collison at Penn State, where I received B.S. and M.Sc. degrees. A valuable part of this early training came from participation in EAS meetings and interactions with members during 1978-1982. I next undertook Ph.D. research on Africanized bees, studying with Dr. Tom Rinderer in Venezuela. This research earned the EAS Student Award in 1987. Since becoming a permanent member of the USDA scientific staff, I have investigated several aspects of the biology and control of Africanized bees. Most of my recent research has sought to understand the mechanisms and breeding characteristics of genetic resistance of honey bees to tracheal mites, and to encourage and facilitate use of resistance by commercial queen breeders.


William Denhard, (WKSHP) Reading, MA.

I am a veteran beekeeper who has been running two-queen systems for many years. I am also a member of numerous beekeeping associations including the Essex County Beekeepers.


Birgit deWeerd, (WKSHP) Bedford, MA.

I am a chemist by profession, and the author of "Let Me Tell You About My Bees" essays about honey bees and beekeeping. I also own deWeerd Bee Products, where I produce beeswax products such as candles, hand creams and ornaments. I am also a speaker in Boston area for both adults and children on all facets of beekeeping, and an active member of the Middlesex County Beekeepers Association, were I am serving as Vice-President and recieved their 1995 Beekeeper of the Year award.


Dr. Eric Erickson, PhD., (SYMP, WKSHP) Director, Carl Hayden Bee Research Center.

Born in Denver, CO, I lived in Boulder, CO, until 1950 when my parents purchased a poultry farm in Lakewood, CO, where my lifelong interest in agriculture began. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Entomology (minor in chemistry) from Colorado State University. I majored in Entomology for both my Master of Science degree (Colorado State University) and my Ph.D. (University of Arizona).


David Eyre, (WKSHP) The Bee Works, Orillia, Ontario.


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