Shelley Hoover

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.



Dennis vanEnglesdorp

International Speaker –  Dr. Dennis vanEngelsdorp

Dr Dennis vanEnglesdorp is an Associate Professor at the University of Maryland with a broad interest in pollinator health.  The focus of his current work involves the application of epidemiological approaches to understanding and improving honey bee health. Dennis was the founding president of the Bee Informed Partnership which attempts to provide a platform to collect “big data” on the state of managed honey bee colony health. Analysis of these data is providing important insights into the role management practices and environmental factors (such as landscape, pesticides, and climate) have on colony health.    Dennis has traveled extensively studying speaking on bee health.  His lab helps run several honey bee health monitoring programs including US national honey bee disease survey.  His work has been featured in numerous documentaries, and in print and electronic media.

Randy Oliver

International Speaker –  Randy Olive

Randy Oliver owns and operates a small commercial beekeeping enterprise in the foothills of Grass Valley in Northern California. He and his two sons manage around 1500 colonies for migratory pollination, and produce queens, nucs, and honey. He has over 50 years of practical beekeeping experience, plus holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Biological Sciences. Randy analyzes and digests beekeeping information from all over the world, as well as performing field research of his own, in order to not only broaden his own depth of understanding and knowledge, but to develop practical solutions to many of today’s beekeeping problems, which he then shares with other beekeepers through his various articles in bee magazines, his speaking engagements worldwide, and on his website: www.ScientificBeekeeping.com

Dr Tom Mulholland

Dr. Tom Mulholland

Dr Tom Mulholland is an Emergency Department Physician at Auckland Hospital, a lecturer in Psychological Medicine at Auckland clinical school, founder of the Healthy Thinking Institute and developer of global wellbeing App KYND (Know Your Numbers Dashboard).

With more than 25 years of clinical experience, he’s written two internationally best-selling books on Healthy Thinking including ‘Healthy Thinking – How to Turn Life’s Lemons into Lemonade’ and ‘The Power of Healthy Thinking – To Change Your Attitude and Your Life’.

An expert on workplace stress, emotional control, productivity, Dr Mulholland has given over 1,000 keynote presentations to international clients like Google, Microsoft, and Hilton. For the last three years has been touring and speaking around New Zealand in his retro Chevy V8 ambulance.