I’m a second year beekeeper. I have fallen in love with the honeybee. I put my face up to them as close as I possibly can. For two years I have attended classes, weekend workshops, lectures on pollinators. My beekeeping coach helps with complicated matters. I socialize with beekeepers, as luck would have it. My beekeeping club has 100 or more attendees each month. I keep busy in my spare time with honey tastings, keeping up with trends, and reading books. I follow the influencers on instagram who actually answer my questions about varoaa mites and the best ways to banish them or the best products to buy. I spread the word about what native plants to buy and why we should consider having bees. You could say that I’m the self-proclaimed head of public relations for the honeybee. I take this hobby as seriously as I take my campaigns, well, sort of.
So many opportunities for raising bees are probably right in your backyard — easily within your reach if you so desire. You can be a beekeeper on farms, in your small yard, the suburbs and even on city rooftops. Good luck!
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Thanks to the Backyard Beekeepers club for all of their support and great workshops, Rafaell Frrokaj for being a bee genius, Melissa who so kindly is allowing me to have my bees on her gorgeous property. Living on the beach road as we do has challenges for bees. Thanks to Melissa for keeping a watchful eye over them. It takes a village. BeeCommerce in Newtown, CT for supplying me with everything I need to make my bees happy.