More About Battle, Elena
Elena Battle began her career in beekeeping in 2000, working for Northern Lights Honey in northeastern Alberta. She spent eleven years there, learning all aspects of commercial beekeeping. After moving to the Peace Country in 2012, she began working for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada at the Beaverlodge Research Farmâ€™s apiculture program. A highlight of this time was working as a technician for the National Honey Bee Health Survey, where she travelled around Alberta, meeting beekeepers and taking samples for analysis at the National Bee Diagnostic Centre.
She is thrilled to now be the Field Research Assistant at the National Bee Diagnostic Centre, managing the NBDCâ€™s own honey bee colonies.