Ann Wilby, Bee IPM Apicultural Specialist Intern

AnnAnn is currently studying sustainable agriculture in the Bachelor of Science in Global Resource Systems at UBC. She has a passion for exploring food systems and discovering new ways to feed our communities. Ann grew up in rural B.C. in the small town of Grand Forks, which boasts a strong agricultural history. In addition to working on local farms in Grand Forks, she has experience urban farming in Vancouver and volunteering on various farms in India, Ireland and Portugal. Regardless of the country, the honeybee has a vital role to play.

Ann has been introduced to the Bee IPM team and will be working with Liz Huxter, queen breeder collaborator, in her home town of Grand Forks, BC. She is excited to work as an intern for this project to learn more about the challenges facing the honeybee and researching solutions to ensure the honeybee’s health and survival.

This project is a collaboration with Jeff Pettis, United States Department of Agriculture and is an expansion of the successful project last summer with project scientists (in US and Western Canada), Liz Huxter of Kettle Valley Queens, and GREAT intern, Jamie Lee Martin.

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