Sept. 21, 2020

Dewey Caron - "The Complete Bee Handbook" & More (S3, E17)

Dewey Caron - "The Complete Bee Handbook" & More  (S3, E17)

Dr. Dewey M. Caron’s latest book, The Complete Bee Handbook is quite the book. Not a scientific text, not a how-to beekeeping book, but one that’s meant for all those folks who think they might want to keep bees, but don’t know what’s...


Dr. Dewey Caron

Dr. Dewey M. Caron’s latest book, The Complete Bee Handbook is quite the book. Not a scientific text, not a how-to beekeeping book, but one that’s meant for all those folks who think they might want to keep bees, but don’t know what’s involved. Plus it includes sections on honey recipes, making candles, mead and honey beer, gardening for all bees, bee biology in just the right amount. Beautiful art highlights each chapter, with each chapter given an overview and summary. It is truly delightful. But wait: There’s more.

Dewey is very involved in working with the Honey Bee Health Coalition.  The Coalition is looking at all beekeeping problems fromThe Complete Bee Handbook very different perspectives and solving many of them because of this approach. Dewey is also involved in the BeeMD website with the Univ. of Florida, adding references and greater depth to each solution. It’s going to be a phone app pretty soon, so you can solve problems while still in the field. Very, very useful.

Listen in today and find out about his new book and the problems he is solving.

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Dr. Dewey Caron

Guest, Author

Dr Dewey M. Caron is Emeritus Professor of Entomology & Wildlife Ecology, Univ of Delaware, & Affiliate Professor, Dept Horticulture, Oregon State University. He had professional appointments at Cornell (1968-70), Univ of Maryland (1970-81) and U Delaware 1981-2009, serving as entomology chair at the last 2. A sabbatical year was spent at the USDA Tucson lab 1977-78 and he had 2 Fulbright awards for projects in Panama and Bolivia with Africanized bees.

Following retirement from Univ of Delaware in 2009 he moved to Portland, OR to be closer to grandkids.

Dewey was very active with EAS serving many positions including President and Chairman of the Board and Master beekeeper program developer and advisor. Since being in the west, he has served as organizer of a WAS annual meeting and President of WAS in Salem OR in 2010, and is currently member-at-large to the WAS Board. Dewey represents WAS on Honey Bee Health Coalition.

In retirement he remains active in bee education, writing for newsletters, giving Bee Short Courses, assisting in several Master beekeeper programs and giving presentations to local, state and regional bee clubs. He is author of Honey Bee Biology & Beekeeping, major textbook used in University and bee association bee courses and has a new bee book The Complete Bee Handbook published by Rockridge Press in 2020. Each April he does Pacific Northwest bee survey of losses and management and a pollination economics survey of PNW beekeepers.