It started with a curiosity for beekeeping, and then the discovery of how bees and other pollinators are at the heart of biodiversity, ecosystem health, and our own food production. Since first stepping foot in an apiary, Vanessa has been astonished by the intricacies and behaviours of honey bee colonies, as well as, their ability to create an incredibly zen working environment that leaves you feeling like you’re the happiest person in the world.
After mentoring from other beekeepers, courses, and countless books, blogs, and video archives, Vanessa found opportunity and a true sense of community in Norfolk County where she first arrived to study at college. Seeking a job worth living for and entrepreneurial creativity, Vanessa’s Bees was born.
It is now her goal to work along side honey bees and benefit all pollinators where she can, by sharing with the public the importance of these tiny creatures and all that they do for us. Vanessa, alongside Landscape Designer Cam Beck, have a dream to create native pollinator gardens in communities around Ontario and a portion of Vanessa’s Bees profits will go towards making this come true.