Dr Doug Somerville

Dr Doug Somerville is the technical specialist for honeybees within the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI). Dr Somerville has worked with honeybees in the DPI for over 25 years. Research publications in this role have included topics on pollination, supplementary feeding bees, honeybee nutrition, small hive beetle, bee collected pollens and floral resources. Other areas of work have included the designing, construction and delivery of beekeeping competency based learning modules and the production of extension materials on most facets of practical beekeeping. Dr Somerville has beekeeping experience in the United Kingdom and Canada as well as a guest speaker at several international conferences. He also manages over 100 hives himself for research, honey production and pollination.

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