International Speaker – Dr. Shelley Hoover
Dr. Shelley Hoover is an Apiculture and Pollination Scientist at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada. Previously, Shelley was the Head of Apiculture for the Alberta Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. She is the current President of the Canadian Association of Professional Apiculturists and a Past President of the Entomological Society of Alberta. Her research focuses on honey bee breeding, management, and nutrition, and pollination. Shelley completed her PhD on worker ovary development at Simon Fraser University, British Columbia. Following that, she was a Research Associate with the University of British Columbia and the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Beaverlodge Research Farm, and an National Science and Engineering Research Council postdoctoral fellow at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.