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Christy Hemenway, Owner/Founder, Gold Star Honeybees

 Christy Hemenway,  Owner/Founder, Gold Star Honeybees

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  • Christy Hemenway is a bee business owner, an author, a teacher and a speaker:

    About the business:
    Christy Hemenway founded Gold Star Honeybees in 2007 to support and further the keeping of bees on their own natural wax comb, in light-weight, easy to manage top bar hives.  Gold Star Honeybees now produces the Gold Star top bar hive and other quality tools and accessories for top bar beekeeping.  (https://www.goldstarhoneybees.com)

    About the author:
    Christy has written two books - "The Thinking Beekeeper-A Guide to Natural Beekeeping in Top Bar Hives" and its sequel "Advanced Top Bar Beekeeping – Next Steps for the Thinking Beekeeper" that support top bar hive beekeepers from beginner to advanced.

    About the teacher:
    The Gold Star Weekend Intensive class travels worldwide to provide face-to-face instruction in the art of top bar beekeeping.  Designed to support all levels of aspiring top bar beekeepers, this weekend class is an engaging, “soup to nuts” class on how to keep bees in top bar hives – and why it matters.


    About the speaker:
    Christy's TED talk was titled "Making the Connection - Honeybees, Food, and YOU."  It points up the importance of the connection between bees and all things food. (https://youtu.be/nVNkIOBLA0s)  She has also spoken at Mother Earth News Fairs, Green Festivals, for state and local beekeeping clubs, and sustainability-focused events and organizations.


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