Cameron has been interested in beekeeping since his youth and now teaches several courses related to honey bees and apiculture at the University of Florida. His goal is to create an educational program that prepares students for the many challenges associated with beekeeping and to train those interested in entering the beekeeping workforce. Cameron is also responsible for coordinating the distance education efforts at the Entomology and Nematology Department. He serves as an academic advisor for all M.S. non-thesis online students and students enrolled in certificate programs.
My primary role as a teacher involves using my subject expertise to equip students with the resources necessary to be successful in their own educational pursuits. I want my students to gain applicable knowledge that will assist them in achieving their goals for their current or future employment, whatever field they may choose.
I have dedicated years of research and free time to apiculture; thus, I am incredibly passionate about the subject. In my courses, we will discuss the fascinating biology of honey bees, how to generate an income through beekeeping, and explore the new frontiers of honey bee research. It is my goal that, through apiculture instruction, I will prepare students to make positive contributions to the beekeeping industry.
My main interest is to serve the beekeeping industry by providing practical solutions to beekeepers seeking to improve honey bee health. Currently, my research efforts are focused on honey bee epidemiology and toxicology. As often as possible, I try to support undergraduate students with their research questions and ensure that they are conducting publishable studies that contribute to the overall scientific body of knowledge.
I seek to communicate relevant and reliable research findings about honey bees to all types of audiences. Through my extension efforts, I hope to first, demonstrate the importance and fascinating nature of honey bees to the public, and second, support beekeepers by teaching research-based practices that can improve their beekeeping success.