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Dr. Gordon Wardell

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Director, Pollination Operations

Phone: (661) ***-****  HQ Phone
Email: g***@***.com
Local Address: Lost Hills, California, United States
Paramount Farming Company LLC
33141 E. Lerdo Hwy
Bakersfield , California 93308
United States

Company Description: Paramount Farming Company is the premier grower of almonds and pistachios for the United States...
Background

Employment History

  • Bee Biologist
    Paramount Farming Company LLC
  • President
    SAFE R&D , LLC.
  • Owner
    SAFE R&D , LLC.
  • President
    South Valley Bee Club
  • Director of Pollination Operations
    Paramount Farms
  • Bee Biologist
    Paramount Farms
  • Extension Apiculturist
    State of Maryland
  • President
    S.A.F.E. Research & Development
  • Entomologist
    federal Carl Hayden Bee Research Center

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Advisor
    SAFE R&D , LLC.
  • Founder
    S.A.F.E. Research & Development

Education

  • Ph.D , Entomology
    Michigan State University
  • B.S. , Biology
    Alma College
  • M.S. , Biology and Plant Ecology
    Western Kentucky University
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Gordon Wardell, director of ...
westernfarmpress.com, 31 Mar 2015 [cached]
Gordon Wardell, director of pollination operations at Paramount Farms
Gordon Wardell manages pollination operations at Paramount Farms. He is rearing and studying a native wild bee in incubation tubes to see if it can improve almond pollination efforts.
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Gordon Wardell, bee expert and director of pollination operations with Paramount Farming is studying Blue Orchard Bees, Osmia lignaria, to see if the tiny insect can aid in almond pollination.
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"We're looking to see if there's another bee we can use for pollination, and this shows promise," Wardell said.
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According to Wardell, Paramount's interest in using BOB to pollinate crops is not aimed at replacing honey bee colonies used to pollinate almonds; that is not possible. Rather, BOB's could be used in tandem with honey bee colonies to test if pollination rates can improve overall yield per acre by adding about 400 female Osmia lignaria per acre to two honey bee colonies.
Wardell has two questions related to this: Can two honey bee colonies be supplemented with 400 BOB for a greater pollination rate and nut yield; and, is this economically feasible?
Still, Wardell thinks it could be possible to pollinate almonds with fewer than the industry-standard. He believes that a single honey bee colony plus 400 BOB could do the trick.
Early indications suggest Paramount Farms is optimistic about Wardell's idea. Within the past year the company dedicated 20 acres of land to study and rear BOB with the goal of putting them to commercial use in their San Joaquin Valley almond orchards.
"This is not just a research project," Wardell says. "We're looking at the economics of this."
Board Members
projectapism.org, 28 Mar 2015 [cached]
Gordon Wardell
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Gordon Wardell PAm Board Chairman, Dr. Gordon Wardell, is the bee biologist for Paramount Farming Company and President of the South Valley Bee Club. Gordon has been a professional apiculturist for over 30 years and has woked with bees on three continents. Previously he was the extension apiculturist for the State of Maryland and he owned and directed S.A.F.E. Research and Development in Tucson, Arizona, a company dedicated to developing products for the bee industry. Gordon's accomplishments include Mega-Bee, the honey bee nutritional supplement and years of research in the area of Varroa mite control, honey bee nutrition, fire ant monitoring, small hive beetle, Africanized Honey Bees, and many other topics. In addition, he has authored numerous scientific publications on honey bees.
Gordon Wardell, president of ...
cxo.centosprime.com [cached]
Gordon Wardell, president of SAFE R&D LLC in Tucson, spent four years researching the right concoction to give nature's little workers some extra pep. A solution is critical, he said, because beekeepers worry their bees aren't going to be adequate pollinators. "We want to make bees healthier and live longer," said Wardell, who is in a cooperative research agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Carl Hayden Bee Research Center in Tucson.
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And while scientists have tried to find the "smoking gun" that causes the disorder, Wardell believes it could be a symptom of poor nutrition. The paradigm for beekeeping has changed in the last 20 years, Wardell said.
Gordon Wardell inspects bees ...
westernfarmpress.com, 26 Nov 2013 [cached]
Gordon Wardell inspects bees | Bee health: It's more than just about nuts and honey Photo Gallery: Bee health: It's more than just about nuts and honey | Western Farm Press Subscribe
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Paramount Farms' Bee Biologist Gordon Wardell inspects Blue Orchard Bees incubating at his Lost Hills, Calif. facility.
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Blue Orchard Bee research
Gordon Wardell will plant 20 acres of flowers in a netting enclosure at Paramount Farms to raise wild, Blue Orchard Bees, as part of a research project.
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Honeybee colonies are a delicate organism, according to bee biologist Gordon Wardell.
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Gordon Wardell inspects a colony of honeybees at his Paramount Farms facility near Lost Hills, Calif.
HONEYBEE RESEARCHER Gordon ...
westernfarmpress.com, 21 June 2007 [cached]
HONEYBEE RESEARCHER Gordon Wardell, president of S.A.F.E. Research & Development, LLC, is ready to produce MegaBee, a bee supplement developed through a cooperative research and develop agreement with the USDA-ARS's Carl Hayden Bee Research Center.
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"We've worked with Gordon Wardell, who offers expertise in honeybee nutrition and microbiology.We have expertise in honeybee crop pollination and chemistry, so we partnered to create this diet."
Wardell, the creative partner, purchased MegaBee licensing rights from the government, DeGrandi-Hoffman says.
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In his research, Wardell says, "I asked the bees" what they wanted to eat.
"I put dishes of food on a table.
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Pound for pound, the supplement is more digestible than natural pollen, Wardell says.
"In Bakersfield we found, for a pound of product going in, that we had more square inches of brood coming out- even more so than with natural pollen.
Wardell is the president of S.A.F.E. Research & Development, LLC (Sensible Alternatives for the Environment).
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