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This profile was last updated on 11/13/13  and contains information from public web pages.

Mr. David Mendes

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Owner

Local Address: So. Dartmouth, Massachusetts, United States
Headwaters Farm
 
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

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Foundation Trustees « The Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees
honeybeepreservation.org, 13 Nov 2013 [cached]
David Mendes - Member of ABF Executive Committee Headwaters Farm, Inc. • 11253 Rabun Gap Dr. • N. Fort Myers, FL 33917 Ph. 239-340-0625 • Email: davidmendesn@aol.com
David Mendes, American ...
beeinformed.org, 29 Mar 2012 [cached]
David Mendes, American Beekeeping Federation, Chief Executive
David Mendes has been a commercial beekeeper for 35+ years. He is the owner of Headwaters Farm, of N Fort Myers, FL, which provides hives to pollinate California almonds, Maine blueberries, and Massachusetts cranberries. David has been an active proponent of bee research and extension to improve beekeeper management. He is the former President of the American Beekeeping Federation, a member of the National Honey Bee Advisory Board, a Board Member of Project Apis m, and a Trustee of the Foundation for the Preservation of Honey bees. He is also a life member of the Florida State Beekeepers Association and the Eastern Apicultural Society. When not tied up in conference calls and Board meetings, he operates 12,000+ beehives for pollination and honey production. He is very appreciative to his manager and great staff that keep the bees alive and healthy.
Steve Quayle News Alerts
www.stevequayle.com, 27 April 2005 [cached]
"I'd say 30-40 percent a year of my bees are dying," says beekeeper David Mendes at Headwaters Farm.
Beeologics - Dedicated to Restoring Bee Health
www.beeologics.com, 18 Feb 2012 [cached]
Dave Mendes For greater than three decades, Mr. David Mendes has been operating his commercial beekeeping outfit in Florida and Massachusetts. Mr. Mendes manages more than 7,000 colonies that are partially utilized for honey production and primarily for pollination of Maine's blueberry crop, the cranberry crop in Massachusetts, almonds in California and other crops along the East coast of the United States.
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Mr. Mendes serves as the president of the American Beekeeping Federation, sits on the board of directors for Project Apis Melifera and the Foundation for the Preservation of Honeybees, and spearheads several initiatives involving bee health and environmental issues.
Recognized as one of the most knowledgeable and articulate beekeepers in the industry, Mr. Mendes is frequently invited to speak in domestic and international forums, as well as to provide the beekeepers' perspective to government entities who are assigned to deal with the bee crisis.
The insight and experience Mr. Mendes brings to Beeologics has profound ongoing impact on the technology, application and distribution approach of the company. His active involvement and contribution include his wisdom and direction as well as his commitment of equipment and bees for the company's field and clinical trials.
David Mendes, a North Fort ...
www.lancasterfarming.com, 15 May 2014 [cached]
David Mendes, a North Fort Myers beekeeper and past president of the American Beekeeping Federation, thinks the numbers are lower than reality. His losses were around 30 percent, he said. And then earlier this year there was a massive die-off in the California almond fields, where "probably 100,000 hives got nailed," he added.
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It's getting to the point where many beekeepers can't keep afloat, van Engelsdorp, Pettis and beekeeper Mendes said.
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"It's a really wild ride," Mendes said. "It's not a whole lot of fun."
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