February 27, 2018

Kirsten Traynor: Over The Atlantic: European Intensive Hive Management

Kirsten Traynor

Kirsten Traynor

Kirsten Traynor’s BYBA talk will be “Over the Atlantic: European Intensive Hive Management” and will discuss how German beekeepers manage to contain losses to 4.0%.

About the Speaker
Currently the editor of American Bee Journal, a monthly magazine connecting beekeepers since 1861, Kirsten Traynor, has had a fascination with honey bees that led this English major to the lab bench. She earned a PhD in biology from Arizona State University, known for its social insect research program.
Kirsten’s research focused on honey bee communication, investigating how pheromones influence foraging behavior, physiology and gene expression. She continues to work in bee research as a USDA NIFA ELI fellow, investigating the impacts of pesticides on honey bee health and how to improve queen longevity.