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May 20, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm$60.00
Randy Oliver started keeping bees as a hobbyist around 1966, and then went on to get university degrees in biological sciences, specializing in entomology. In 1980 he began to build a migratory beekeeping operation in California, and currently runs about 1000 hives with his two sons.
He produces queens, NUCS, and honey from the hives. Randy researches, analyzes, and digests beekeeping information from all over the world in order to not only broaden his own depth of understanding and knowledge, but to develop practical solutions to many of today’s beekeeping problems, which he then shares with other beekeepers through his various articles in bee magazines, his speaking engagements worldwide.
In 1993, the varroa mite arrived in California, and after it wiped out the operation for the second time in 1999, Randy decided to “hit the books” and use his scientific background to learn to fight back. He started writing for the American Bee Journal in 2006, and has submitted articles nearly every month since then.