Alexander Eric McArthur, known as Eric, from Dalmuir, was killed when he was struck by a heavy goods vehicle travelling south between Blair Atholl and Pitlochry at approximately 10.35pm on Friday.
Emergency services attended, but the 86-year-old died at the scene.
Mr McArthur's family have issued the following statement after news of his death: “Eric was a loving husband and had been married for 50 years.
"He was a father to six children and a grandfather to eight.
“He was a lifelong scholar and championed many environmental causes throughout his life and was a globally renowned beekeeper. Earlier this year, Eric received an MBE for his lifelong services to beekeeping.
“Eric was a much loved father and grandfather and will be sorely missed by his friends and family. We would appreciate our privacy at this difficult time.”