Appalachians learn beekeeping skills. Source: John Farrell

Displaced Coal Miners Turn to Beekeeping

Appalachians reconnect with nature to support their families.

Clean energy and technology are going to displace people from their careers. Still, there are endless opportunities for all of us to have a meaningful role in transitioning to a cleaner greener world that needs a lot of healing. John Lilly is helping people do just that with the creation of the Appalachian Beekeeping Collective, helping displaced coal miners turn to beekeeping, reconnecting with nature, supporting their families and working in unity with another species.

Chubby Winged Friends - Bees - Photo by Pegasus Ma on Unsplash

Our chubby winged friends – Bees

Some of my favourite winged friends are bees.   Bees are cute, scary and an integral part of the life cycle. Where would we be without them? They pollinate the plants of the world thus being symbolic of fertility and many make delicious honey too.  Even life itself is likened to their honey as a metaphor – how sweet it is! On a personal note, they just make me happy when… Read More »