Full Name
Eric McEwen
Job Title
Author of Raising Resilient Bees and Co-owner
Diggin' Livin' Farm & Apiaries
Speaker Bio
Eric Muench McEwen heads the beekeeping operation for Diggin’ Livin’ Farm & Apiaries. He holds a bachelor of science degree in botany and
plant pathology from Oregon State University. He has spent the last 20 years experimenting with the development of organic management
practices while tending approximately 700 honey bee colonies. A former mentor for the Oregon State University Master Beekeeper Program,
Eric has served as the Southern Oregon Representative on the Oregon State Beekeepers Association administrative board. He is a member of
the Adaptive Bee Breeders Alliance, a SARE-funded consortium of honey bee professionals and academics collaborating on stock improvement
focused breeding efforts . He is the originator and manufacturer of Natural Nest beehives, an improved style of 8-frame Langstroth
equipment for organic beekeeping. Eric is also a trained botanist and naturalist who loves the wild side of the great outdoors.
Eric McEwen