Peter L Borst has worked in the beekeeping industry since his first job working as beekeeper’s helper in Wolcott NY, in 1974. In the late 1970s he helped run a beekeeping supply store in the San Diego area, where he served beekeepers of all levels of expertise. In addition to selling equipment and supplies, he was able to get an especially broad viewpoint of their problems and concerns.
Peter was Senior Apiarist at Cornell's Dyce Lab for Honey Bee Studies for seven years, and worked as an apiary inspector for New York State from 2006 to 2008. He is currently President of the Finger Lakes Bee Club, and has retired from Cornell University.
Peter has published over 40 articles on topics as diverse as beekeeping technique, the composition and value of pollen for bees, and the history of bee breeding. He enjoys presenting on these topics for venues ranging from local elementary schools to organizations in many states.