Rachel is a faculty research specialist at the University of Maryland in the vanEngelsdorp Honey Bee Lab. She is the project coordinator for the USDA APHIS National Honey Bee Pests and Disease Survey, a comprehensive examination of colony health across the United States. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from Wesley College (DE), where she cultivated her passion for nature and all things honey bees. Outside of work, Rachel manages 12 colonies near her home on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
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