Dr. Dewey Caron, an entomologist by profession, is also an avid beekeeper. He dedicates his life to sharing his knowledge with other beekeepers. Dr. Dewey Caron Professor Emeritus, Entomology & Wildlife Ecology, University of Delaware and Affiliate Professor, Horticulture Department, Oregon State University Dr. Dewey Caron started with honey bees as teenager in Vermont and studied for his Ph.D under Roger Morse at Cornell University. Dr. Caron is a past Chairman of the Board of the Eastern Apiculture Society and a past president of the Eastern Branch Entomological Society of America. He is currently the Master Beekeeper Advisor to the Eastern Apiculture Society and advisor to the Bee Informed Partnership with which he is heavily involved.
Dr. Caron is also a past president and current board member of the Western Apicultural Society. Dr. Caron has been involved in International Development in Panama, Central America, and Bolivia and was active in the MAAREC (Mid-Atlantic Research and Extension Consortium). Ever the educator, he has been the recipient of a number of prestigious teaching awards. Dr. Caron retired in 2009 but remains an active participant of state, local and regional bee meetings.
Dr. Caron is actively involved the Oregon Master Beekeeper Program as an advisor and instructor. He presents over 100 talks each year about such topics as pollinating insects, bees, and natural history topics around bees and pollinating insects.