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May 8, 2020

Bee Girl, Sarah Red-Laird with Guest CoHost Kirsten Traynor (S2, E28)

Bee Girl, Sarah Red-Laird with Guest CoHost Kirsten Traynor  (S2, E28)

This episode is our first with guest co-host, 2 Million Blossoms editor, Kirsten Traynor. Kirsten will be our guest co-host on a regular basis bringing us interviews with young and upcoming personalities and researchers in the world of beekeeping. In...


Kirsten TraynorThis episode is our first with guest co-host, 2 Million Blossoms editor, Kirsten Traynor. Kirsten will be our guest co-host on a regular basis bringing us interviews with young and upcoming personalities and researchers in the world of beekeeping. In this first episode, Kirsten introduces us to Sarah Red Laird.

Sarah Red-Laird, probably better known as The Bee Girl. She’s very visible in the beekeeping community for her work with kids and bees at National, Regional and local beekeeper’s meetings. But there’s so much more!

She works hand in hand with local farmers using regenerative agriculture, diversity in plantings and providing food for the soil, and food for bees. Bee pasture and bee nutrition are a big part of what she’s involved in, along with local farmer’s unions and getting everybody involved.

But then add in her work with local chefs and bakers and brewersSarah Red-Laird and millers using the diversity of grains these farmers are growing for some fantastic farm to table events.

Sarah Red-Laird is all of these things - beekeeper, teacher, land use coordinator and foodie. Listen to this talented and dynamic part of our beekeeping universe.

We wrap up the show with a recognition of the passing of longtime friend and advocated of beekeepers worldwide, Ann Harmon. We will miss you, Ann!

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Podcast music: Young Presidents, "Be Strong"

Sarah Red-Laird Profile Photo

Sarah Red-Laird

Founder & Executive Director

Sarah Red-Laird is the founder and Executive Director of the Bee Girl organization, a grassroots nonprofit centered on bee habit conservation through research, regeneration, & education. She is a graduate of the University of Montana's College of Forestry and Conservation and the Davidson Honors College with a degree in Resource Conservation, focused on community collaboration and environmental policy. Sarah also serves as the “Kids and Bees” program director for the American Beekeeping Federation. To see her commitment to good policy and community collaborations realized, she also has served as president of the Northwest Farmers Union and Western Apicultural Society, and as a board member of the National Farmers Union. When she is not tirelessly working with bees, beekeepers, kids, farmers and ranchers, and policy makers, Sarah loves to read books while drinking coffee, ride her vintage 10-speed, run in the hills, and see new places, things, and people.