Team Leader and Mentoring Apiary Coordinator
Jessica Helgen is a founding member of the Bee Squad, and loves meeting beekeepers from Minnesota and around the world! She fell in love with beekeeping on a study abroad trip to southern India in college. After graduating, she started working for the UMN Bee Lab, then returned to India for a Fulbright fellowship to study Asian honey bees (Apis cerana). She recently traveled to Yunnan Province, China to teach beekeeping techniques to farmers.