Dara Scott has been a beekeeper for over a decade. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Science from the National University of Ireland, Galway, along with a Diploma in Technology from the Galway & Mayo Institute of Technology.
After graduation he worked in the healthcare diagnostic industry, and subsequently went on to work with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Research Institute based in the US. Following a number of years of product research into bee health he set up Advance Science in Ireland in 2010. For Dara and Advance Science (the company that developed HiveAlive) research and development is a key priority especially in developing new products for the company. This research is conducted in association with scientists and the wider beekeeping community primarily in Europe and the US.
Through this work, Dara has gained a broad knowledge of bee health and international best practice which he hopes may be of some benefit to the beekeeping community in Ireland. In particular, he would like to see honey bees once again survive and thrive in the wild. The proposed project “Breeding for Varroa Resistance in Ireland” is one step towards this goal, while also having the additional benefit of improving our native bee stock across the island of Ireland.