Dan Aurell works with Texas-based migratory beekeepers to help them monitor the health of their colonies. He is working to better understand the stress on colonies that comes from pests and pathogens, and figuring out improved ways to mitigate their impact. Before coming to BIP, he worked in commercial beekeeping and previously worked in other areas of agriculture. Dan grew up in Sweden and Atlantic Canada and has a B.S. in Biology from Acadia University. When he is not working with bees, he enjoys playing guitar, cooking, and studying languages.