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Roby Ventres-Pake

Roby is a biologist and beekeeper who first became interested in pollinators while setting up a community apiary in Bellingham, WA. Before Portland Natural Bee Removal, Roby worked as an environmental scientist, researching and restoring rivers across the Pacific Northwest. He also draws on experience in organic agriculture and natural resource conservation.

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Ariel Devros

Ariel is a carpenter and geographer who has worked in the natural sciences, public education, and the trades. Somewhere between woodworking and teaching second graders he became interested in eusocial insects, which blossomed into a love of pollinators. He also enjoys studying reptiles and birds, and dreams of raising pot-bellied pigs.

Roby and Ariel working their first job together: Glencoe Elementary School safety patrol, 2001.

Roby and Ariel working their first job together: Glencoe Elementary School safety patrol, 2001.