The time has come to pass the baton. My next article introduces Dr. Elina Lastro Niño, who will come to the UC Davis campus in September to begin her career as Extension Apiculturist.

Since Elina arrives with just a bit more knowledge of California beekeeping than I had (little) when I arrived, I intend to hang around awhile to help Elina become acquainted with people and agencies that she likely will be dealing with in the future.

Elina is a very accomplished scientist and she has that type of personality that you appreciate having in your presence. I know that you will really like her.”