Elizabeth Walsh

Elizabeth Walsh is in her first year as a graduate student in Texas A&M University's Entomology Department where she is examining physiological and behavioral changes in honey bee queens reared in miticide contaminated environments. She is mentored and advised by Dr. Juliana Rangel-Posada. Elizabeth began beekeeping in high school and has been enamored with bees and beekeeping ever since. She earned her undergraduate degree at Ripon College, a small liberal arts college in Wisconsin, and used proceeds from her beekeeping business to pay for part of her tuition. At Ripon College, Elizabeth did work examining queen retinue response to queens reared in miticide contaminated environments as an NSF-REU student in the Dr. Rangel's lab at Texas A&M University in the summer of 2013. At Ripon College, Elizabeth established a program where undergraduate students kept bee hives on the college's prairie and she conducted a citizen's science project examining local bee hives for various parasites. She also has been an active part of several Wisconsin beekeeping organizations, such as the East Central Wisconsin Beekeepers Association and the Wisconsin Honey Producers Association, and enjoys helping teach beekeeping classes for beginning beekeepers. Elizabeth plans to educate others about bees and beekeeping after completing her Ph.D in Entomology.

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