Bio

getting to my core

My resume type of stuff can be found at LinkedIn. My resume is diverse for a unique experience.

My daughter got bees with her grandfather’s encouragement back in 2008. When she got busy as a high school senior and eventually left for college, there were bee hives in the back yard, so I ramped up my learning to steward them well and here I am.

I really want to talk about my WHY. The answer to 1) why I am here and 2) why I do bee stuff is…FUN. I started blogging because it was fun. Keeping my extended family up to date got them to start chitchatting with me. I started teaching about honey bees because beekeeping is fun, especially when your bees stay alive. My mom and I discussed keeping life fun, right as Labor Day weekend 2021 arrived (and we did this back in 2018, too). I use listening and my past experience of being a home educator, dance teacher, and education minor to fill the learning gaps that people talk about.

I choose to spend my time and money in alignment with my values, so I also want you to know that I run a homeshare-style AirBnb where $1 from every night’s stay goes to the Sustainable Iowa Land Trust and another $1 to rotating religious charities.

julia frame of bees

photo by Makenna Chapman

2022 Activity

Reviews for the Phenology Planner

  • American Bee Journal (2022)
  • The Buzz (Dec. 2021)
  • The Beeline (Summer 2021)

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