MASTER BEEKEEPER: The NC Master Beekeeper Program
NATURAL BEEKEEPING EDUCATOR: Organic Grower’s School and WNC Bee School (Asheville, NC); O.L.E (Outdoor Learning Environment annual gathering for teachers); Laughing Waters Retreat Center; Urban beekeeping (Istanbul, Turkey; Miami, FL); Permaculture groups around Turkey (2013); various bee clubs and associations; festivals, summer camps, and schools (elementary through university). Has educated thousands of children and adults over the years about honeybees and natural beekeeping.
NATURAL BEEKEEPING MENTOR: Regional (Western NC), national and international.
DESIGNER: Ashevillage Institute’s Bee City USA Bee Immersion programs.
SPEAKER: Natural beekeeping (all aspects / nuts and bolts), wisdom from the bee yard, women and beekeeping, beekeeping as a sacred practice, why bees make us better people, models of successful urban beekeeping, modern pollination practices and the stress on bees, and bees and consciousness. Technicians of the Sacred: The Awakening of the Ancient Bee Priestesses in Contemporary Bee Sanctuaries with Layne Redmond. The Spirit of Bee with pueblo elder, Larry Littlebird of Hamaatsa.
VICE PRESIDENT, The Center for Honeybee Research: A non-profit serving national beekeeping research in the U.S.
FACULTY at The College of the Melissae: Center for Sacred Beekeeping in Ashland, Oregon (ongoing).
STEERING COMMITTEE, Bee City USA.
CONSULTANT / COLLABORATOR with other artists on honeybee-related projects: Kaylynn Sullivan TwoTrees (Descansos for the Bees), Jenny Lynn McNutt (in-hive wax sculpture), and Layne Redmond (bees recorded for the soundtrack of Layne’s CD, Hymns From the Hive); The Sacred Path of the Bee (workshops, webinar with Layne Redmond).
WRITER: Published in various journals and magazines, including The American Bee Journal and WNC Woman magazine. Is currently writing two books and producing a series of articles on honeybees (published by Holy Bee Press).
APIARY INSPECTOR for the Certified Naturally Grown Program: An organization that is creating standards in the U.S. for natural beekeeping practices and products.
SELECTED to attend the Born and Bred in NC: Queen rearing and genetics workshops in 2010 designed to encourage more regional queen rearing.