Tyler Richards

Tyler

Position Title
Laboratory Assistant

Unit
Department of Entomology and Nematology

Bio

My honeybee work started in 2015 in Kutztown, Pennsylvania volunteering under Dr. Robyn Underwood of Kutztown University, from where I graduated in 2017 with a B.S. in Business Administration.  Learning how to keep bees, hands on, from a field research approach, as well as a hobbyist, gave me various perspectives on apiculture. In 2019, I was hired under Penn State's López-Uribe Lab to assist in field work for the COMB project.  The field work included sampling for viruses, varroa and diseases, regular apiary management, data collection and entry.  My position with E.L. Niño Bee Lab has given me the opportunity to sustainably work with honey bees full-time while setting new goals, and continuing to learn from industry professionals in new environments.