What AEOP program(s) did you participate in?
2020 Pollinator Challenge
Tell us about yourself
I am a sophomore attending Toms River North High School in Toms River, NJ. I am the host of AEOP’s Profiles in STEM (check out the latest episode at https://bit.ly/3Jb6kP4). I was first introduced to AEOP when I participated in the 2020 Pollinator Challenge. Today, I have my own beehives and am a certified beekeeper. For the past two years I have conducted research on varroa mites (the #1 killer of honey bees) and have competed at JSHS. I also have my own YouTube channel, “Katie’s Adventures in Beekeeping” and Instagram @kt.bees. I am also a competitive swimmer and earned my first LCM national cut in the 100 backstroke over the summer.