Stephanie Parreira

Stephanie Parreira, as a bee researcher, has two main goals: 1) to address the long-term impacts of pesticides on honey bee colony health, and 2) to engage beekeepers and the public alike in scientific research and advocacy. She earned my Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Studies at Sonoma State University in Sonoma County, California, and because her education there incorporated hard science with the social sciences, she's always considering the scientific and social impacts of my work. Stephanie aims to provide growers, beekeepers and legislators with meaningful data determining the true impacts of pesticides on colonies, as well as educate the general public about bee biology and what individuals can personally do to improve bee health. When she finishes her Master's program at Oregon State University, she hopes to earn my Ph.D. and answer more questions pertaining to colony declines. Her ultimate goal is to become a professor so that she will be able to continue doing research and engaging young people in science and entomology. Outside of my academic pursuits, Stephanie enjoys playing music, reading, and creating various works of art. She also plans to have hives of my own when she is finished with her Master's program.

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For further information about the Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees, please contact our office at:

Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees
Nola Salisbury, Executive Director
Email | +1 720-616-4145
500 Discovery Parkway, Suite 125
Superior, CO 80027