Mission Beelieve provides a beekeeping education for local Veterans and First Responders. Our goal is to repurpose their negative energy, into something more purposeful through beekeeping. This program gives a sense of purpose through management of their colonies and educational workshops. We offer ways to reconnect with the community, with local outreach to teach the public about the importance of pollinators and restoring lost habitats.
Most Veterans coming home are used to being needed by many, losing the sense of purpose
everyday can be very disheartening. While veterans are hanging up the hats, First Responders are putting theirs on everyday, facing their daily duties of protecting our communities.
We created the foundation with hands-on workshops and seminars, to help veterans/first responders begin to feel some peace, learn a new trade and connect with the nature and community while embracing the therapeutic and vocational aspects of beekeeping.
Who else is better to protect our pollinators than the men and women who protect us every day?
What we offer
Beginning beekeeper course
Beekeeper Handbook 5th Ed.
Hands on workshops
Monthly Educational Meeting
Continued Educational Classes
How does it help
Provides a purpose
Sense of Peace
Connecting with like individuals
Protecting/restoring the environment
Providing a way to reintegrate back into the community
Helps direct negative energy into positive energy
Unique Learning Experiences
If you are a veteran or first responder interested in beekeeping, we would like you to join us for a unique learning opportunity. Additional to the beekeeping basics and continuing education, we promote ways to reverse pollinator declines and improve bee health through holistic beekeeping, conservation, habitat restoration, and educational
We offer education and a communal support system in a quiet, relaxed environment.
Our beelief is that the therapeutic and vocational benefits of beekeeping for returning Veterans and active or retired First Responders is truly beneficial
COME JOIN OUR TEAM!!!
Monica, a seasoned beekeeper, educates the public on the importance of honeybees and native pollinators. Beekeeping wasn’t always easy but through it all she gained a passion and community like no other! Her bees lifted her up and guided her on a constructive path for her and everyone around her. After overcoming many life stressors, she saw the benefit it would have for others.
Gaining that dedication and passion derived from her honeybees, she won best in show for Extracted Honey at EAS 2019, President of CCBA, and one the creators of Mission Beelieve. Seizing every opportunity that she can, to get the word out about the benefits of beekeeping and how to support all pollinators; her love for education and outreach are infectious. In addition to community outreach events, you can find Monica giving one on one lessons with beekeepers and the interested public. In her personal time, she goes around helping beekeepers, with issues they may be having at their own apiaries. Colony health and education is her first priority!
Mission Beelieve provides Monica a way to share her expertise about the opportunity’s beekeeping brings and another way to give back to her community. Sharing her knowledge and passion with Veterans and First Responders, she hopes to touch as many of these heroes as possible, giving them a renewed sense of purpose and community.
Tristan Bannon is an avid beekeeper a part of Carroll County Beekeepers Association. He assists with most of the outreach and adamant about beekeeping. He took some time to study organic Permaculture, out in Southern Oregon. There he got to be immersed into a community that formed a organic co-op, where everything is produced in the surrounding area. Being inspired by the community of Oregon, he would like to apply their ideas here within our community. He has a great sense of ambition and envisions more than the full potential. In school he took a deep interest in psychology and the therapeutic aspects of it. With Mission Beelieve he hopes to immerse you far into beekeeping and discovering the therapeutic aspect of it. He hopes to inspire others to delve into the multitude of diverse avenues in beekeeping as well. Knowing how strong the military and first responders community is, Mission Beelieve can only further deepen those bonds and can only strengthen the community even more.