Meet the Combplex team! 🐝 Hailey is one of the cofounders of Combplex and our resident bee expert. Hailey hails from Nome, Alaska, where she wandered the tundra around her childhood home, while exploring arctic fox dens, chasing bumblebees, hunting moose and picking berries with her family. Hailey worked with the University of Alaska’s integrated pest management (IPM) team for three years before moving south for school. In Vermont, Montana, and Massachusetts, she worked on farms and ranches and became fascinated by the juxtaposition of commercial agriculture, small farms, and humanity’s hunter-gatherer roots. Along the way, she got distracted and fell in love with the curious behavioral diversity of insects. Hailey has been working in honey bee behavior research since 2010, first at Wellesley College and starting in 2015 as a PhD student at Cornell University in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior. She is multifacited: bee expert, graphic designer, precision solderer, and she can also race a dog sled.
Did you miss the Liberty Hyde Bailey Lecture, “The Buzz About Bees?” Combplex co-founder Hailey talked about varroa mites, native pollinators, and innovative solutions to the issues bee keepers face. We were so honored to be there, and we learned so much! The big take away: plant more pollinator-friendly and native flowers for bees to enjoy! 💐 🌸 🌺
Our goal is to help beekeepers keep their colonies healthy as they move around the country by using remote electronic devices that monitor colony health. 🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝 Are you a beekeeper? We want to hear from EVERYONE that uses innovative techniques to manage honey bee colony health!