Early in November 2017, GloryBee’s president and life-long beekeeper, Alan Turanski, met with members of Oregon State University’s Department of Horticulture and talked about their Pollinator Health Research and Extension Program and the work they are doing to help protect honey bees and native pollinators.

Alan shared his heart-felt gratitude and let the Pollinator Health Team know we are proud to support the work OSU is doing to design, develop, implement and evaluate a state-wide pollinator health program. Pollinators are vital to our world’s food supply, and OSU is working hard to raise awareness of the risk pesticide exposure has on pollinator health and educate farmers and landscapers on least toxic practices.

PolliNation Podcast host, Andony Melathopoulos, and Alan sat down for a rousing conversation about using business partnerships to save our pollinators and how easy it is for beginning beekeepers to get started.

Alan has been instrumental in supporting state-level legislative efforts to ban the use of harmful pesticides in farming and landscaping, including testifying at the Oregon State Capitol in 2013 on the issue of honey bee colony losses.  He is the Vice President of the National Honey Packers and Dealers Association and an advocate for the labeling of products containing genetically modified organisms. He helped GloryBee launch the SAVE the BEE® social initiative in 2012 and believes that beekeeping is a beautiful balance between art and science.

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