Raising Resilient Bees: Heritage Techniques to Mitigate Mites, Preserve Locally Adapted Genetics, and Grow Your Apiary

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Eric McEwen heads the beekeeping operation for Diggin' Livin' Farm & Apiaries located in the Illinois River Valley of southwest Oregon. He has spent the last twenty years experimenting with the development of organic management practices for up to 700 honey bee colonies. A former mentor for the Oregon State University Master Beekeeper Program, Eric currently serves as the southern Oregon representative on the Oregon State Beekeepers Association administrative board. He is the originator and manufacturer of Natural Nest Beehives, an improved style of eight-frame Langstroth equipment for organic beekeeping. Eric is also a trained naturalist who loves the wild side of the great outdoors.

Joy McEwen owns and manages Diggin' Livin' Farm & Apiaries, a homestead, organic farm, and commercial beekeeping operation. She holds a master of science in environmental science from Oregon State University. Joy's background in organic farming and the study of local food systems led to her passion for beekeeping and connecting people with local foods. She is a practicing apitherapist and makes a line of jun beverages called Honeybee Brews. Joy is a committee member on the USDA Farm Service Agency board for Josephine and Jackson Counties, Oregon, and has served as a board member on the Illinois Valley Watershed Council.

Diggin' Livin' is the McEwens' farm in Takilma, Oregon. It is a pollinator sanctuary and the home of Honeybee Healing Arts and Education Center. Joy and Eric live there with their three daughters, Fern, Clarysage, and Tulsi.