Engineering a solution to a real threat affecting honey bees worldwide.
In This Podcast: Having spent decades as a problem solver, Lynn Williams was not going to let a devastating influx of a tiny but effective killer mite threaten the existence of his beloved bees. He engineered a new tool for beekeepers is proving itself as a mite killer without damaging the hive, the honey or the bees. All this and he still has another ace up his sleeve as the profits from this new product will be used to help under-privileged kids go to camp.
After a long career on both the engineering and sales sides of industrial supply, Lynn started the hobby of beekeeping to increase the productivity of his family’s gardens. A decade and a half later, and with many more hives he was frustrated to find the Varroa Destructor Mite had entered the local area. Unwilling to use pesticides, he elected to use his engineering background to find a solution. 2½ years later Lynn has an all-natural organic product that terminates the Varroa Mite without harming the bees.
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