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…for all things bees, butterflies, bats, birds, and preserving and appreciating the natural world. Scientific concepts and studies broken down in easy-to understand posts and videos.
What I Do
I raise honey bees on my 10 acre piece of property in Central Illinois. While honey bees are not native, they are naturalized and have become an important part of agriculture and our diverse ecosystem.
I raise butterflies and design pollinator-friendly habitats to benefit all types of pollinators.
I help to promote conservation practices and increase biodiversity both in my own backyard and all around the country.
The Weekly Buzz
- Beekeeping 101Beekeeping is the care and management of honey bee hives for the purposes of harvesting honey. There are many facets to beekeeping and many different perspectives on the “best” way to keep bees (if you ask 10 beekeepers, you’ll getContinue reading “Beekeeping 101”
- Obligatory Introduction PostNo website is complete without the obligatory introduction post, right? So, hi! I’m Rebecca. I am the face behind The Approachable Beekeeper. Some Facts About Me: I am a 2nd generation (twice removed) beekeeper – my great grandfather Hobart wasContinue reading “Obligatory Introduction Post”