Beelore seed packets on display at a festival, Scotland 2015

Telling the Bees interview a Beekeeper

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of interviewing Julia Smith, a local beekeeper and a member of the York and District Beekeepers association, and she very kindly allowed us to film one of her beehives. Even though I’ve been near beehives before, it was still a very exhilarating experience.

As you can see in the video, we talked a lot about what it means to be a beekeeper and what it involves. With the number of bees declining globally (several types of bees are on the endangered species list), beekeepers have never been more important, as their efforts contribute to saving the environment through their understanding of local landscapes and educating general public as well as looking after and supporting honey bees. This is vitally important thanks to the role of pollinators in producing a third of the world’s food supply.

Special thanks to Julia Smith for her time, and her honey is sold under the name of Yonder Honey (@yonderhoney.)