Kate Fisher and Bumbling Bee Apiary
Our guest on today’s Beyond Behnke’s Gardening Podcast is Kate Fisher, the owner of The Bumbling Bee Apiary. Kate and her family live on a farm in Carroll County, Maryland, where she has taken her love of flowers and vegetables to learn about pollinators, which in turn led to beekeeping.
About The Bumbling Bee Apiary And Other Bee Groups
The Bumbling Bee Apiary will harvest their honey around July; besides selling honey, they also make products like food wraps
and skincare products. You can purchase her products online, but you can also find her at different community events.
Kate is very active in helping Carroll County get involved with Bee City USA
and creating pollinator gardens.
She is taking a Sustainable Food and Farming course which includes Homesteading 101. Kate is working on her degree at the University of MD, and while doing this, she has taken classes on beekeeping at other online colleges.
Besides beekeeping, Kate and her family have a small orchard, chickens for eggs, dairy goats, and beef cattle Angus Hereford Cross
. Their farm is part of her husband’s family’s farm–Fisher’s Poplar Lick Farm–and they have been raising cattle for decades. The two farms work together.
Where To Find Pollinator Information
If you want more information on what type of plants to put in your garden to attract pollinators, you can check Beyond Behnke’s Blog
for many different articles.
To listen to this month’s podcast about Kate and her bees click here.