Queen Bee Honey and Apiaries is run by Karen Finley, a 1995 master’s graduate in rangeland resources, and Tad Buford, a 2001 master’s graduate in forest resources and soils. They are ongoing collaborators in Oregon State research projects studying bee health, disease and nutrition, and they also rely on the OSU Extension Service and other data from university researchers. Queen Bee honey is used in bakeries, restaurants and breweries throughout the Willamette Valley, and their bees pollinate many alumni-owned farms, along with Hood River cherries and California almonds. Locally, their bees pollinate crops of Meadow Foam, white clover, berries, vegetable seed and squash.