Kim Guillemette

Kim is a Master Beekeeper with the North Carolina State Beekeepers Association and is active with the local chapter, Beekeepers of the Neuse. She is a Welsh Honey Judge Candidate with the American Honey Show Training Council. Kim became interested in beekeeping after taking a class from the local beekeeping club with her son who is studying to become an entomologist at North Carolina State University. She and her family own a small beekeeping operation in eastern North Carolina. She and her husband enjoy volunteering at the NC Zoo in Asheboro, NC. Kim earned a Masters degree in Quality Systems and a post-Masters certificate as…

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Catherine Crosier

Catherine comes to the BIP Field Specialist position from the East Coast where she spent the past year working as a technician on the New York State (NYS) beekeeper tech team out of Cornell University. As part of the tech team, she worked with beekeepers across New York to inspect colonies, collect samples, and provide data-driven recommendations for improving colony health. She also provided general extension services for NYS beekeepers through the publication of extension materials including an annual report. A 2022 graduate of Cornell, Catherine dedicated her undergraduate years to the study of honey bees and practice of beekeeping which culminated in a dual…

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Leah Turner

Leah has a degree in Environmental Policy and Planning from Virginia Tech and experience with multiple nonprofit organizations with a variety of missions. Her career has been shaped by being the "catch all" person for nonprofit operations and HR procedures. Her very first position out of college was teaching kids a honeybee curriculum at a farm camp based in Alexandria, VA. Leah's workplace values are centered around open and honest communication, a low ego/high empathy approach, and collaborative practices. Outside of work, Leah can be found tending to the garden, cooking farm-to-table meals, and getting out in nature with her partner and her puppy.

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Esteban Eliza

Born in Brooklyn, NY, Esteban migrated upstate to study Game Design and Development at Rochester Institute of Technology in 2012. After receiving his bachelor’s degree, he worked for nearly a decade as a software engineer on AAA video games, focusing primarily on User Interface/User Experience and audio. Esteban recently moved to a hamlet in the Catskills where a prominent honeybee culture inspired him to learn more about beekeeping and eventually to pursue a role at Bee Informed. He brings with him a passion for making technology more accessible and intuitive and is looking forward to starting his very first backyard hive soon.

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John Anderson

John Anderson grew up on a corn, soybean, cattle, and hog farm in Eastern Nebraska. He currently lives in Sioux City Iowa where he has worked as a computer programmer since 1998. He has been a hobby beekeeper since 2009 and began raising queens in 2018. In 2020 he returned to college at Morningside University and will complete his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science with a Marketing minor in May of 2022. He enjoys organizing and participating in local bee club meetings. John is excited to have the opportunity to combine his love of honeybees and his experience as a computer programmer to benefit the…

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