Texas Chief Apiary Inspector
Mary Reed, currently the Chief Apiary Inspector for the Texas Apiary Inspection Service (TAIS), came to Texas in the summer of 2014. Mary joined the TAIS team first as an Apiary Inspector and served in this role for almost four years before becoming the Chief at the start of 2018. Prior to joining TAIS, Mary worked at the University of Florida Citrus Research and Education Center researching citrus greening. Mary holds a degree in Entomology from the University of Florida.
In addition to the responsibilities of the Chief Apiary Inspector role, Mary also manages the Texas Master Beekeeper Program. She has also served as the Secretary of the Apiary Inspectors of America for the past five years. Finally, Mary is an active member of the Honey Bee Health Coalition where she has contributed to the development of several industry tools and resources.
Texas Master Beekeeper Program: https://masterbeekeeper.tamu.edu/
Apiary Inspectors of America: https://apiaryinspectors.org/
July 12, 2021
We continue this week exploring the work of the Honey Bee Health Coalition we started on the March 29th. The HBHC has several goals, tasks and programs it is pursuing and the one we are exploring today, with Dr. Dewey Caron,…