BeeSafe is based on my long experience on bees and is the name of my professional activity: Dr. Claudia Garrido.
My career was entirely dedicated to bees from the first insights in 1993. It finally led to BeeSafe, established in January 2013.
It began working on bee parasites and diseases (cleptoparasites of Osmia bicornis, Varroa destructor, virus infections of honeybees etc.) at the State Bee Institutes in Hohenheim (with research stages in Thailand and Brazil) and Kirchhain, Germany (coordinating a federal breeding project for enhancing honeybee health and varroa tolerance). In this period, I also gained valuable experience on teaching, extension and consulting. The year 2008 was the starting point for first freelance activities as consultant and instructor. For two years, I performed several higher tier honeybee studies in Germany and Austria. Later on, I continued these activities in two CROs (from 2010-2012) until starting BeeSafe. I work mainly in Germany and Italy, but performed pollinator studies also in Austria, France, UK and Spain. My language skills (Spanish, German, English, French and Italian) and contacts to bee researchers and beekeepers help to perform studies in several European countries.
BeeSafe operates in three main areas: agriculture, veterinary medicine and science communication. Coming from bee science, my experience on managed and non-managed bees gives an additional grain of quality to bee studies.
Find more information on what I can do for you on the service page. And if you do not find what you need: do not hesitate to contact me.
What you can expect from BeeSafe
- more than 20 years experience with bees – both honey bees and non-managed bees
- study performance and monitoring according to latest bee science
- data evaluation with profound understanding of bee biology
- expert opinions and publications drawing the whole picture
- solutions – based on data and scientific approaches – for authorities and industry
BeeSafe’s incentive is to give the best service possible. After a first contact, I will carefully evaluate your needs and the necessary time for your project. For an adequate quote, I will need all necessary information for the project and your requirements. The price will then include only the accorded services, any additional assistance will be accounted separately. BeeSafe takes responsability only for the given information on a project. In exchange, I commit 100% to the requirements of your project.
The most flexible option is a working package (usually 50 hours), which covers all type of consulting services. Field work is not included in these packages and will be accounted separately. Time spent on your project will be documented carefully for your information. Travel days will be accounted with a fixed time of 8 hours.
Any field, monitoring or clinical study will be quoted in a separate project. The price will be carefully calculated according to the requirements of the study. It will include the study planning and performance, data analysis and reporting. Practical studies do not include consulting services as communication with stakeholders or authorities, expert opinions or similar work. This will be accounted in a separate project. For adequate protocols, BeeSafe needs all necessary information about your product. If a study requires more time than initially planned due to additional requirements and/or missing information, the costs will be charged in a separate quote. In case a study is stopped or delayed, the already incurred costs will be charged.