Beekeeper Stories: new campaign presenting the stories & ambitions of B-GOOD beekeepers
B-GOOD is all about healthy and sustainable beekeeping. Its main objective is to help beekeepers maintain healthy bee colonies. In order to highlight their invaluable work and role in B-GOOD, we launched a new campaign dedicated to beekeepers.
#BeekeeperStories is a campaign presenting the stories of various B-GOOD beekeepers with the goal of highlighting the importance, opportunities, and challenges of beekeeping. The stories will be shared weekly on the project’s website, as well as on the B-GOOD social media channels on Twitter and Facebook.
The first post of the new B-GOOD series features Marja Bastiaansen. She is a beekeeper from the Netherlands and told us the story of her beekeeping journey and long-term goals.
Eight years ago, Marja’s daughter got a serious burning degree on her leg. After going to the doctor and getting some ointments that turned out to be ineffective, Marja met a beekeeper that advised her to put honey on the wound. To her surprise, the honey did wonders for her daughter’s leg. And this is how she got interested in beekeeping.
As of now, Marja has 17 colonies and her fascination with therapy with honey products continues to grow. For her, the best part of beekeeping is the peace and calmness the work brings her.
Unfortunately, last year two of her colonies died of starvation. Although these challenges she is facing bring her down, she believes they make her aware of how to take care of her bees. Without a doubt, Marja’s main goal is to keep her bees healthy and happy.