Patrick Pynes

Flowering Plants for Arizona Bees

Patrick Pynes, Ph.D., has been an organic gardener and beekeeper here in the Southwest for more than 25 years. Since 2000, he has worked as Gardens Manager for historic La Posada Hotel in Winslow, where three honeybee colonies help to keep the gardens humming and healthy. He keeps about a dozen other colonies in Flagstaff, Sedona, and Camp Verde, mainly in top bar hives.

At present, Pynes is teaching full-time as a Lecturer in the Comparative Cultural Studies Department at Northern Arizona University. He is also the founder and President of the Northern Arizona Organic Beekeepers’ Association, a non-profit group.

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