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Dr. Gordon Wardell

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Bee Biologist

Paramount Farming , Inc.
Phone: (661) ***-****  HQ Phone
Email: g***@***.com
Local Address: Lost Hills, California, United States
Paramount Farming Company
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...

Employment History

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

Board Memberships and Affiliations

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


  • Ph.D , Entomology
    Michigan State University
  • B.S. , Biology
    Alma College
  • M.S. , Biology and Plant Ecology
    Western Kentucky University
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Web References
Gordon ..., 24 Oct 2014 [cached]
Gordon Wardell
Gordon Wardell is a bee biologist for Paramount Farming and President of the South Valley Bee Club. He was previously associated with USDA-ARS, Tucson. Gordon has been a beekeeper for many years, formulated Mega-Bee, the supplemental feed, conducted research on nutrition, mites, small hive beetle, Africanized Honey Bees, and many other topics. In addition, he has authored numerous scientific publications on honey bees.
Gordon ..., 13 Aug 2014 [cached]
Gordon Wardell
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.
Maintaining a supply of healthy, ..., 6 April 2012 [cached]
Maintaining a supply of healthy, top-quality bees is so challenging that Paramount employs its own staff entomologist, Gordon Wardell, who holds a doctorate in the field. He works with beekeepers and research scientists to develop reliable pollinators.
"It's like sending (human) 6-year-olds to work at heavy construction," Wardell said.
Gordon Wardell, president of ... [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.
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.
HONEYBEE RESEARCHER Gordon ..., 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.
"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.
In his research, Wardell says, "I asked the bees" what they wanted to eat.
"I put dishes of food on a table.
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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