Garett Slater

Garett Slater is a PhD candidate at Purdue University. His research focuses on using genomic techniques to understand drone fertility and is poised to create a means to predict if colonies will produce viable drones. Garett is an experienced beekeeper and, over the course of his career, has strived to create sustainable change in the field. He has used his expertise to create outreach material and inform beekeepers, students and the broader community about bees and beekeeping. Prior to his time at Purdue University, Garett spent four years with The Bee Informed Partnership’s (BIP) Midwest Tech-Team where he worked with 30 beekeepers to improve their colony health and reduce annual losses.

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