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They Keep Bees: Beekeeping



Raising resilient & adaptive hives


We're building a relationship with bees rooted in curiosity, research, and adaptation.  We're raising Varroa resistant strains of bees through careful selection and monitoring.  We don't just want bees who survive.  We want bees who thrive.

Read more about our bees here.  

Order our bees here.


In the same way that communication is crucial to honeybee health, our industry is stronger when we share information.  Traditionally, it’s been hard to get established in the beekeeping industry without a mentor, yet good mentorship can be difficult to find.  We've been lucky & privileged to study with Megan Mahoney, Kirk Webster, Sam Comfort to build our bee knowledge.  We've built collaborative relationships with Melanie Kirby and the Adaptive Bee Breeders Alliance.  Now, we are actively mentoring the next generation of beekeepers.


At They Keep Bees we work to uplift the work of talented beekeepers in the field, and to collaborate across bioregions on research, education and more.  See some of our most exciting collaborative work here.

We collaborate with other apiaries and farms, host events and courses, and share information.  Want to collaborate, or invite us to speak or teach in your community? 

Send us an e-mail at info@ 

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