EAS Master Beekeeper 21′
Head Beekeeper at the Best Bees Co.
Nate grew up in Maryland helping to take care of a few hives in his backyard. Taking that experience with him to college, he interned with the Entomology Dept at UMD College Park for 2 years. From there Nate would go on to catch queens in HI, shadow in Marla Spivaks’s lab, and start a teaching apiary at his local club, the Central MD Beekeeper’s Assn. Then in 2017 Nate went “full scale commercial” as he would like to say, managing several thousand hives for pollination and honey production. From backyard keep, to commercial management, and now doing research with Best Bees in Boston and around the country.
Things I’m passionate about – Lessons Learned
Nice to meet you, I’m Nate and I’ve made all the mistakes you can make when it comes to taking care of honey bees. Sometimes those lessons have come at great cost, while others are minor in nature; but both types will shape your ‘style’ of beekeeping. My hope is that you will glean something from my point of view that benefits your style. Topics will include, Feeding Schedule, Queen Introduction, and Hive Management. But I won’t be speaking the whole time so please bring a story with a question to share!