Beekeeper, Honey Bee Initiative, George Mason University

Andrew Garavito has been a beekeeper for 10 years.  He completed his Masters in Entomology at the University of Maryland in the vanEngelsdorp Bee Lab where he studied the effects of pesticide exposure via pollen consumption on honey bee health. After completing his Masters, he stayed on with the vanEngelsdorp Bee Lab, serving as the Apiary Manager where he maintained 200 hives for the various research needs of the lab. Andrew joined the Honey Bee Initiative at George Mason University in the spring of 2021.