Board of Directors

 

Peter Montague - President

Picture and bio coming soon.

Dave Strickler - Vice President

A serial entrepreneur in the tech industry and BABA's Webmaster, Dave Strickler has always been fascinated with the decidedly low-tech art of beekeeping. The opportunity for his own colony finally presented itself in 2012, and he quickly immersed himself in all things "bee". He now keeps his hives humming on Cape Cod, and mentors other newbees. His goal as a beekeeper is to breed organically raised, local queens to break our dependance on purchasing package bees from the South. He lives between Boston and Cape Cod, and loves to give curious house guests tours of his hives.

Dave also runs beekeeping.io which aggregates hive telemetry from around the world, sharing it with entomologists and citizen scientists alike. In January 2017, it launched it's companion public access site, www.beecounted.org which displays hundreds of apiaries and their hive's temperature, humidity and weight. 

Favorite beginner book: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Beekeeping

Favorite advanced book: The Practical Beekeeper