Dr. Ramesh Sagili is a honey bee research and extension faculty in the Department of Horticulture at Oregon State University. He obtained his PhD in Entomology from Texas A&M University in 2007 specializing in honey bee research. He has bachelors and a Masters degree in Agriculture from A.P. Agricultural University, India. His primary research focus at OSU is honey bee health, nutrition and pollination. His appointment also includes extension and hence he works closely with the state stake holders i.e. both beekeepers and producers. He initiated the creation of Oregon Master Beekeeper Program in 2010. His goal is to establish a vibrant and dynamic honey bee research and extension program at OSU that will cater the needs of beekeepers and producers.