Beekeeping programs with Girl Next Door Honey

Raise the bees population & join the educational program

Girl Next Door Honey is more than just raw and local, it’s made in backyard hives—maybe even your neighbor’s yard. The model is to integrating bees into the local ecosystem through a network of backyard hives instead of lumping them together on some distant apiary. 

Meet Hilary Kearney, the founder of Girl Next Door Honey a beekeeping business that focuses on bee-centric programs such as natural beekeeping classes, apiary management, classroom presentations, beehive tours, live bee removal… The ultimate goal is to provide memorable and fun learning experiences for people who want to help bees.

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In this episode of Girl Next Door Honey and The Wise Consumer you’ll hear about:

  • The entrepreneurial journey that led Hilary to found a beekeeping business (let’s just say beekeeping was never really on the agenda)⁣.
  • The intelligence of bees & how they communicate with each other (did you know that bees have also been trained to identify Aboriginal art from Picasso, or to smell bombs!)

  • The difference between honeybees, bumblebees and Africanized bees.
  • How climate change and pesticides are killing bees and why it matters⁣.
  • What we, as individuals, can do to help protect bees (+ what to do in case we come across a swarm of bees⁣).
  • Her personal struggle to find a manageable work/life balance #thestruggleisreal
  • Her love/hate relationship with technology⁣ and so much more!⁣

“This was such a great conversation and I truly hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Happy listening!” ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣Madeleine Wisecup, the host of The Wise Consumer podcast

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WHY do we need to save the bees?

Bees, so humble, and a species seemingly so small and insignificant is actually incredibly important. Bees perform about 80% of all pollination worldwide. A single bee colony can pollinate 300 million flowers each day. Plants rely on bees and, in turn, our survival depends on bees! There’s been a dramatic decline in the bee population known as the bees colony collapse disorder.  and we dig a bit deeper into the causes and provide you with data on why bees matter. 

If you are passionate about beekeeping, here’s our ultimate guide on how can you save the bees with 20+ brands that are positively impacting the world of bees.

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Madeleine Wisecup

A few years ago, I became obsessed with learning about sustainable and ethical practices and products, waste reduction, natural foods, and overall wellness. I read articles and books about the toxic products we put on our skins and into our bodies; explored numerous facets, challenges, and success stories of the slow fashion/sustainable fashion movement; and started reading the ingredient labels on everything I bought (you’d be surprised how much crap you can’t even pronounce). I was on a personal mission to improve my overall wellness and to become a wiser, more conscientious consumer. The more research I did – and continue to do – the more I realized how many amazing people and businesses were out there making a difference, breaking the status quo, and positively impacting the lives of people all over the world while equally making our planet just a little bit happier. These were people invested in using their businesses as, as Richard Branson would say, a force for good, people who were in the business of positive change. I was hooked. Today, I am on a quest to connect with social- and environmental-impact entrepreneurs; to uncover ethical and sustainable practices and brands, and to share the remarkable stories of good-doers and the impacts they’re making all over the world.

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