AgriLife Research’s chief Texas apiary inspector discusses beekeeping, agriculture
The trajectory of Mary Reed’s life changed after she took a college class on social insects and became fascinated by honeybees, their biology and their close ties with agriculture. This newfound fascination led her to take a beekeeping course where she delved deeper into the details of honeybees, hive management and beekeeping practices.
Years later, Reed serves as the chief Texas apiary inspector with Texas A&M AgriLife Research’s Texas Apiary Inspection Service where she influences the landscape of Texas agriculture through her work.
Reed sat down to discuss her experience in the apiary industry and the unique role Texas plays to keep the industry buzzing.