Why bees?  Why beekeeping?

We are asked those questions frequently.  Our answers vary.   Marshall is all about the honey.   And the science of beekeeping.  Jean finds their social organization fascinating.    Kate and Chris are the apprentices who are eager to learn and  have their own hives someday.  Sam wants to make mead.  Trisha, a wildlife conservationist, just joined us.

Jean

Enthusiast

Graduate of Beekeeping Class of 2009.  Fascinated and challenged by honeybees.  Striving for sustainability.

Marshall

Engineer

Constantly reading and researching different methods and techniques for managing honeybees.

(Not a cigar.  Handle to extractor!)

Kate PHOTO PLACEHOLDER

Apprentice

Anticipates having her own hive(s) in 2019,  Energetic and willing to take on all colony management tasks.  Beekeeping class of 2017.

Trish

Apprentice

Began apprenticing before taking a beekeeping class.  Fearless.  Probably because she worked with wild animals in Africa and in U.S. zoos.  In January 2019, began taking the class.

Sam 

Maker of Mead

Pictured with Campbell on first harvest.  Interested in beekeeping as a source of honey for making mead.  Then got hooked on the challenge of maintaining hives.  Beekeeping class of 2017.

Chris

Apprentice

Pictured with Arina on her first visit to a beehive.  Chris' description of bees, "cool".  In summer of 2018, they moved to Florida and hope to continue working with honeybees there.