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An extensive background in animal agriculture as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and a specialist in Honey Bee study for the last 5 years gives me the expertise to help you be a successful beekeeper. Our focus is on taking the vast stores of information out in the public domain and condensing it down to what is solid science that you can use to keep your bees healthy and more importantly - get them through the winter!! Beekeeping made simple and fun!!
Monthly expert seminars, Study Hall Q&A Sessions, All Access Email Threads for your burning questions about all things Honey Bee!! You don't have to ask a question and get 20 different answers that don't apply to your circumstances. Just get one that works, without the trial and error process and then go have fun with your bees!!
Records keeping and seasonal management tools at your fingertips - you don't have to reinvent the wheel here, we've done it for you!! We provide a links page for resources we know are reliable and articles and references that you may want to spend more time with to "drill down" on a bee topic you're passionate about.
Be a Better Beekeeper - With Confidence
"I have been a Beehaver for over 30 years. Why do I say “Beehaver” you ask? Because I never REALLY understood why bees do what they do, how they do it, and when they decide to do it. Dr. Short has decoded this mystery and explained the inner workings of the honey bee community in a clear, direct and concise manner. Thanks to Dr. Short’s sagacity and guidance I have new found confidence. I am a BEEKEEPER!"
- Lou Roscoe
Dr. Jennifer Short has consistently and generously shared her comprehensive knowledge of beekeeping with our bee club. She is an excellent educator, enthusiastic, detailed and clear in her communication. We are fortunate in our affiliation with her. She is helping us become better beekeepers.
- Todd Peterson
Beekeepers Assn. President
Jennifer’s knowledge of bees and beekeeping is only surpassed by her contagious love for these amazing insects. She has provided an invaluable service to the Whidbey Island Bee Club. Her in-services and Q & A sessions have helped not only new beekeepers but seasoned ones as well. The entire club owes her a debt of gratitude. She is extremely giving of both her time and her energy.
Thank you Jennifer!
- Janet Raulerson
Dr. Short provides insightful, science-based information nuanced for our specific region based on her years of experience in this area, which is particularly helpful as so much of available beekeeping information is very general. She also communicates with nationally recognized beekeepers and researchers and has been able to present information on the most current developments. Importantly, she offers services such diagnostics for pests or diseases and locally adapted bees. And fun to work with and learn from!
- John Cordell
You’ve stumbled upon a gem!! Dr. Jennifer Short is an unusual beekeeper and an accessible educator. With a DVM, she is a science bred and evidence based practitioner with years of professional experience as a veterinarian, a beekeeper, and a college educator. In addition, she is a successful business owner. Her educational programs are well prepared with finely annotated slides complemented by her own well documented research and that of nationally recognized bee experts with whom she readily consults. She is a clear communicator and an especially patient tutor. Whether you are a ‘new bee’ or a more advanced apiarist, she makes the journey into beekeeping both highly educational and fun. No question goes unanswered!
- Baz Stevens
With Jennifer's background as a veterinarian, an educator, and now a commercial beekeeper, she brings a breadth and depth of knowledge that engages fellow beekeepers at all levels of expertise, from apprentice to journeyman to master. Her passion is infectious, and she enthusiastically welcomes all questions. As a hobbyist beekeeper with nine years experience, I find time spent learning from Dr. Short to be very rewarding.
- Doug McKee