Check out Inhabitat's latest article about the Appalachian Beekeeping Collective! We are thrilled Inhabitat took the time to interview our beekeepers and staff to tell our story. See below for an excerpt of the interview with ABC partners Raine Nimmer and Collen Fitts:
When we joined ABC, we were happy to agree to work within their system, which includes refraining from using certain chemicals
and harsh antibiotics in the hives. ABC tries to teach a system of beekeeping that considers the way bees operate in their natural environment and considers the long-term health of honeybees in general, rather than settling for short-term gains.
ABC experts are working to breed queens that are well-suited to West Virginia’s climate
so that the bees in Appalachia can be stronger and more resilient. We know that without pollinators like honeybees, we will have no fruits or vegetables to nourish us. And we know that without healthy employment for West Virginians, we will not have healthy families. ABC is working to strengthen the ecosystem with honeybees and the West Virginia economy with creative employment options as a beekeeper. We are happy to be a part of it.
Read the full article here.