Bee Day 2023 Guest Speaker: Dr. Dewey Caron
Dr Dewey M. Caron is Emeritus Professor of Entomology & Wildlife Ecology, Univ of Delaware, & Affiliate Professor, Dept Horticulture, Oregon State University. I enjoyed professional appointments at Cornell (1968-70), Univ of Maryland (1970-81) and U Delaware 1981-2009, serving as entomology chair at the last 2. I spent a sabbatical year at the USDA Tucson lab 1977-78 and had 2 Fulbright awards for projects in Panama and Bolivia with Africanized bees. I retired from Univ of Delaware in 2009 and moved to Portland, OR to be closer to grandkids.
In retirement I remain active in bee education, writing for newsletters, giving Bee Short Courses, assisting in several Master beekeeper programs and giving presentations to local, state and regional bee clubs. I am author of Honey Bee Biology & Beekeeping, major textbook used in University and bee association courses and have a new bee book (my 10th) The Complete Bee Handbook published by Rockridge Press in 2020. I am major author of several Honey Bee health Coalition publications including Tools for Varroa Management and am finishing a USDA APHIS Bee MD web program.