Lessons From Riding Shotgun in the Bee Truck

As a new field specialist for the South Central region, I have the opportunity to soak up wisdom and advice from beekeepers, their crew, and my fellow BIP field specialists on the Tech Transfer Team (TTT). And you betcha when I say I tried to make myself the largest and most spongy of (Swedish) sponges. I’ve spent the past three months asking questions on everything from disease identification to the math of corn syrup prices, and I have been met with patience, wisdom, and, of course, humor from members of the commercial bee world. There’s nowhere I learn quite as much as riding in the…

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