I am a beekeeper and biologist living in Chiapas, Mexico. I’ll be here from August 2013 – July 2014 on a Fulbright grant, working with local beekeepers to document the organic beekeeping movement as it occurs. My background is in beekeeping- I spent two summers at the University of Minnesota Bee Lab, working with bees and assisting with research. In the spring of 2012, I took a 6-month trip through Australia, New Zealand, China, and France, to study beekeeping in other parts of the world. I first created this blog to share my experience with family and friends. Now, it serves as a place to organize my stories and ideas, mostly about bees but sometimes about almond butter.