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Richard Henry Graham (Henry)

Biological Science Lab Technician (Insects)


Richard Henry Graham (Henry)

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Eastern Apiculture Society Certified Master Beekeeper
Phone (520) 647-9124
Fax (520) 670-6493

I serve on a team led by Dr. Gloria DeGrandi Hoffman that aims to find ways to protect honey bee health by preventing and mitigating the spread of pest and diseases to increase honey production, crop pollination and the survivability of colonies. Currently we are looking at optimizing colony survival by utilizing cold storage during the winter months to reduce flight time of winter bees so that they live longer, reduce colony exposure to pest, and increase colony survival while reducing per colony expenditures.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2012-Present  
Biological Science Technician – Master Beekeeper, Carl Hayden Bee Research Center, Tucson, AZ

2000 – 2012
Biological Science Technician – Master Beekeeper, USDA-ARS-KSARC Honey Bee Research Unit, Weslaco, TX

1979 – 2000
Owner-Operator Bluebonnet Apiaries, INC. Weslaco, TX

1969-1979
Partner in Pelican State Apiaries, Baton Rouge, LA


PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION MEMBERSHIPS

1980 – Present
Texas Beekeepers Association

1980 – 2005
Rio Grande Valley Beekeepers Association

1985 – 2000
American Honey Producers Association

1985 – 2000
American Beekeepers Federation

1985 – 1999
Texas Farm Bureau

1970-1979
Southern States Beekeepers Association

1970-1979
American Bee Breeders Association

1970-1979
Louisiana State Beekeepers Association


PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION LEADERSHIP POSITIONS

1989 – 1999
Texas Farm Bureau Bees and Honey Committee

1986 – 1993
Texas Beekeepers Association Executive Committee

1992 – 1993
President Texas Beekeepers Association

1991
Vice - President Texas Beekeepers Association

1988-1990
President Rio Grande Valley Beekeepers Association

1986 – 1987
Vice - President Rio Grande Valley Beekeepers Association


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