Michigan apiarists find their place among the bees
Jessica Steller of Steller Apiaries was studying to be a teacher when she landed on something else entirely— beekeeping! The Michigan Farm Bureau takes us to Steller Apiaries to meet Jessica and her husband, Keith!
This Michigan producer found her place among the bees. The State’s Farm Bureau takes us to Steller Apiaries to meet them!
“My husband and I got into agriculture through beekeeping,” said owner Jessica Steller. “I was in college to be a teacher actually and I found that I was having a lot more opportunities to work with kids on a one-to-one scale when I would talk to them about beekeeping or I talk to them about gardening or talk to them about pollination, so I really enjoyed the sort of hands, on the closer aspect that really got us into farming and agriculture. And then I just loved having the direct result so to speak.”
For Jessica and her husband, Keith, it is about more than honey. In addition to selling sustainable agricultural products. The Sellers also focus their time on education to help others learn more about saving bees and becoming beekeepers themselves
“I definitely feel like […] this is what we were meant to do,” Steller said. “This is why we were here. We are stewards for the Earth in general,l but also for honeybees. How necessary they are. How important they are as social creatures, and how much we depend on them.”
Steller Apiaries manages 10 to 15 hives across their eight acres in Jackson, Michigan.