- 8 months ago
“Many of the challenges in this world stem from our disconnect with nature — both within us and outside of us. When we steward bees in a bee-centric rather than business-centric way, there is an opportunity to learn about the interconnectedness we share with all life.”
When you first meet Debra Roberts there are two words that you’re likely to hear right away: bees, and Appalachia. Debra is a natural (treatment-free) beekeeper and international honeybee educator, speaker, mentor, advocate, artist, and writer. She stewards her bee sanctuary in the Appalachian Mountains of Western North Carolina, outside Asheville, where she lives with her husband Joe, cat Habla, and millions of honeybees.
Debra says, “I am totally bee-sotted. I am not commercial and rarely harvest any honey. My bee sanctuary, right next to our house, is a place that is holy to me. … My path is to explore sacred relationship with the bees, to learn from them, and to inspire and supp