Dr. Miriam Bixby via Zoom
Topic: An Economic Analysis of Beekeeping in British Columbia
For the last 12 years, Miriam has worked on large scale bee projects with Dr. Foster’s honey bee research team out of UBC. Miriam has focused her research on the social and economic aspects of bringing effective, accessible and economically feasible new integrated pest management tools to the beekeeping industry. Miriam and her colleagues developed the Canadian Queen Bee breeding Reference Guide that is available on the CAPA and CHC websites for beekeepers and breeders. Miriam has recently published peer-reviewed papers on the economics of: Canadian queen beeproduction; ‘omic integrated pest management tools; and the economic impact of COVID-19 on Canadian beekeeping.