Honeybee Health Lead, Monsanto
Jerry Hayes is the honeybee health lead for Monsanto. He was previously apiary section chief for the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, responsible for the regulatory health of 350,000 colonies. For 25 years, Hayes has written a monthly column in American Bee Journal called The Classroom; he wrote a book by the same name. He is a founding member of the Colony Collapse Working Group and a science advisory board member for Project Apis mellifera (PAm) and the Bee Informed Partnership. He has authored multiple research papers on understanding and preserving honeybee health.