Speaker Profile

Danielle Downey

Executive Director

Project Apis m

Danielle is the Executive Director of Project Apis m., the largest non-profit 501 (c) (5) organization funding and directing honey bee research and projects aimed at practical solutions for healthier bees and crop production in the United States and Canada. More than 25 years ago, Danielle began working with honey bees and the parasites that plague them. Her background includes training and research from bee labs in Minnesota, Canada and France; beekeeper education, work with commercial beekeepers and queen breeders, regulatory work as a State Apiarist in Utah and Hawaii, and wrangling bees for TV and film. She has worked closely with the Apiary Inspectors of America; Bee Informed Project; and the USDA, in a public/private bee breeding project with collaborators in Hawaii, Louisiana and Europe, selecting and refining Varroa-resistant bees. She holds a BSc from University of Minnesota and an MSc from Simon Fraser University, and lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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