Katy Evans is a second year Master's student at the University of Delaware Wildlife and Entomology department working with Dr. Deborah Delaney. Her apiculture career began in 2008, when she began working on a project that was investigating an alternative method of African bee identification, and Automatic Bee Identification System (ABIS). This led to her becoming a certified African honey bee lab technician for the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. In between her undergraduate and graduate degrees, she worked as a research assistant investigating gene expression in both developing maize kernels and Sclerotinia sclerotiorum, and as an apiary assistant working on multiple projects focused on small hive beetle and varroa mite control. Her current project is titled 'An Integrated Program Using Non-Chemical Controls to Manage Parasites in Honey Bee Colonies'. This project is approaching its third field season in the spring of 2014.
For further information about the Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees, please contact our office at:
Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees
Micheal A. North, Interim Executive Director
Email | 404-760-4243
500 Discovery Parkway, Suite 125
Superior, CO 80027