& Pat Haskell operate Massanutten Mountain Apiaries
located in Page and Fairfax counties in Virginia.
former life as an agricultural economist for USDA
helped build agricultural cooperatives in the US and abroad.
thought then that the most difficult groups to assist in initiating self-help programs were independent Texas cow/calf producers.
That was before he
confronted independent beekeepers.
in Wooster OH, with Dr. James Tew
and in 1998 at the Penn State University Bee lab, (State College, PA) with Maryann Frazier and Dr. Nancy Ostiguy.
Dr. James E. Tew is currently the Beekeeping Specialist for the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service, Auburn University.
Before retiring in 2011, Dr. Tew had served as the State Extension Beekeeping Specialist at The Ohio State University for 34 years.
Since 1975, Jim
has taught classes, provided extension services, and conducted applied research on honey bees and honey bee behavior - specifically pollination behavior.
continues to contribute monthly articles for national beekeeping publications and has written: Beekeeping Principles and Backyard Beekeeping.
is a frequent speaker at state and national meetings and has traveled extensively to observe beekeeping techniques.
has five grandkids who keep him spry and active.
For enjoyment, he
woodworks, photographs, and feeds ungrateful birds.
can be reached at: This email address is being protected from spambots.