Once in my life, a very important person suddenly started to teach me things for no reason. He was so knowledgeable and could do things that I never thought could be done; he amazed me every day. Through our interactions, it quickly became obvious to me the importance of knowledge. I grew up, as the majority of people on Earth, without many resources. However, I was lucky enough to have someone show me that with the knowledge you can go anywhere, fearlessly. Without this person educating me, I'm sure I would be in a bad situation today.
Unfortunately, this person, who was so very influential in my life, passed away last year (2016) and this made me wonder what could I do to honor his legacy. Today I can see the impact he made on so many peoples lives, including mine, people he quietly helped, asking nothing in return. A true hero.
"Inside the Hive.TV" is a place where I will attempt to continue the work this phenomenal person once started, sharing my knowledge as a scientist in a very relaxed and entertaining (hopefully) way. I hope that by using the power of the internet, I will be able to multiply his influence in huge proportions, reaching people all over the world. Here we will discuss topics about bees, educating bee enthusiasts, beekeepers (commercial or not) and everybody else interested in this magnificent insect.
Dr. Humberto Boncristiani is the honey bee husbandry applied researcher at the University of Florida Honey Bee Research and Extension Lab. Dr. Boncristiani has a diverse background in honey bee research, having worked in a government institutions (USDA, Army), Academia (UNCG, UMD), private industry, with the National Research Council, and having come from a beekeeping family. At the Honey Bee Research and Extension Lab, Boncristiani conducts honey bee husbandry research that is directly applicable to commercial beekeeper operations in the state of Florida and across the country.
CV available upon request.