Stephen Repasky is a second generation beekeeper, EAS Certified Master Beekeeper, author and lecturer. He is a sideliner beekeeper, keeping many hives in and around the city of Pittsburgh, PA. He keeps busy with everything from mentoring new beekeepers, teaching classes, collecting swarms and extracting feral honeybee colonies from structures as well as working with local communities developing regulatory code to allow the keeping of bees in urban areas. He is a member of the Eastern Apicultural Society, Beaver Valley Beekeepers Association, Board Member for the American Beekeeping Federation and the 1st VP of PA State Beekeepers Association. Steve is also involved in raising local survivor queens. Stephen has a B.Sc. degree in Wildlife Management from Penn State University and has recently written a book entitled “Swarm Essentials: Ecology, Management and Sustainability”.