Dr. Tim Lawrence is an associate professor and the Washington State University Extension director in Island County, Washington. He has his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University in environmental sciences with a focus on human dimensions. He has conducted extensive survey research and the exposure level of neonicotinoids on honey bees. He has more than 25 years of Extension experience in both community development, and agricultural and natural resources. Tim has been keeping bees for 57 years, he holds a bachelor’s degree in apiculture and pomology; a Master of Science in agricultural economics and rural sociology; and was a commercial beekeeper for more than 20 years. He has an adjunct appointment the WSU entomology department and is part of the WSU honey bee health program.