Westley Hester recently joined the UGA Bee Lab team as a Research Technician I. Born and raised in Watkinsville, GA, Westley is a third generation beekeeper who is using his skills to assist with critical bee research and is looking forward to expanding his current knowledge in the field. He graduated from the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources at UGA in December 2014 with a B.S. in Forestry and Natural Resources. In his spare time, Westley enjoys fishing, canoeing and anything else that allows him to be in the great outdoors. He has also accomplished the goal of hiking the entirety of the Appalachian trail.