Ed (Redondo Beach, CA)
Ed, a member of Backwards Beekeepers, is a man on a mission. His first encounter with bees came when a hive set up shop in his property. Not knowing his options, Ed had an exterminator out to get rid of the bees – a decision that haunts him to this day. As a gardener and wildlife lover, Ed set out to find a better option, a way to redeem himself.
After some googling, Ed found the Backwards Beekeepers and the rest is history. He’s got bee fever as bad as anyone.
In addition to going out and rescuing bees himself, Ed made friends with an exterminator who he convinced to do live captures. She now drops off at least three swarms a week. Ed basically runs a bee orphanage – connecting people who need bees with bees in need.
Today we scooped up three swarms from him – two of which went to a new home in Laguna Beach
The third of Ed’s rescues went to newbie beek Mark in Woodland Hills.
About Chelsea McFarland
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