I love helping others learn about honey bees, beekeeping, and other pollinators. I would not be where I am in my beekeeping career without the help and support of more experienced beekeepers. I try to pay forward the help that I received from them by helping newer beekeepers. I sometimes joke that I’m at the perfect stage for helping new beekeepers because I have the experience to teach them, but I still remember all those “stupid questions” that I was afraid to ask when I was starting out.
I also don’t believe that you have to be a beekeeper to want to learn about honey bees, beekeeping, pollinators, and related topics. I know many people who aren’t beekeepers and have no plans of every becoming one, but are still very interested in honey bees. This is especially true when the discussions move to plants that honey bees and other pollinators use and that people can plant in their yards or gardens. That’s why I made sure to include non-beekeepers in the audience for the book I’ve written about plants honey bees use.
I enjoy talking to both beekeepers and non-beekeepers about honey bees and related topics. Please contact me if you would like for me to speak at your next event or organizational meeting.