Glen Andresen’s life changed in unimagined ways when an old-time beekeeper introduced him to the art, craft and science of keeping bees…and so began a lifetime fascination with the wonder and magic of honey bees. Glen has been keeping bees in his own backyard in northeast Portland, Oregon since 1992 and in other people’s backyards since 2002. Last year, his city bees produced more than 4,000 pounds of honey.
He teaches backyard organic beekeeping classes through Portland Community College, Garden Fever nursery in Northeast Portland, and elsewhere.
In 2013, Glen co-founded Bridgetown Bees, a project whose goal is to selectively breed and raise a Portland-strain of honey bee queens in the city of Portland that can survive our winters without treatment of any kind.
Glen Andresen is the host of the long-running hour-long edible gardening show, “The Dirt Bag,” heard the second Wednesday of each month at 11 a.m. on community radio station KBOO, at 90.7 FM in Portland. Since 1994, Glen Andresen has been Metro’s lead natural gardening educator. The program offers presentations and information on how to have healthy yards and gardens without the use of pesticides. And Glen has been a Master Gardener since 1991.
He has degrees in economics and music but still would rather play with his bees.
- Honey Quality: No Where to Go But Down - 2016 Special Guest, Glen Andresen, Abstract, Paper, Slides, Notes, Video.