Besides offering delicious all-natural honey and beeswax candles and ornaments, WillowBee Apiaries provides the only bee removal service in Rutland county. This service, as well as educational presentations in nearby schools, encourages residents to think twice about spraying with pesticides, while teaching children the value of honeybees and other pollinators in local, national, and global food systems.
John lives and works on Benediction Farm with his family in North Chittenden, VT. With over 40 years of beekeeping experience, he operates WillowBee Apiaries and provides one of the few bee removal services in Rutland county. In 2012, he and two other partners founded Elmore Mountain Maple Works in Morrisville, VT. When not taking care of the hives in his apiary, or the 3,000-tap sugarbush, John can be found gardening, cutting wood, hiking, skiing, and trying to "bee" kind.