Honey Bee Heroes


If you are one of the growing number of people who are concerned about what is happening to honey bees – then you are one of our heroes!

This blog is a place where we will focus on one really important thing – something that matters to each of us individually and to the planet as a whole:

… healthy honey bees…

Natural beeswax honeycomb

Natural beeswax honeycomb

At Gold Star Honeybees, we believe that what you focus on, increases.

So we put a lot of our energy into focusing on what we want more of

— healthy honey bees —

and not so much energy into focusing on the things that we don’t want at all…

Join the Top-Bar-Beekeepers-Meetup-Group

to become a part of an expanding group of people keeping bees naturally.

Visit www.goldstarhoneybees.com to get the gist of what we do and the products that we sell.

Gold Star Top Bar Hive

A Gold Star Top Bar Hive

Thanks for visiting!

— Christy Hemenway, founder


Bath, Maine, USA



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8 Responses to “Honey Bee Heroes”

  1. Hazel W. Says:

    Christy, we so enjoyed your presentation at the Topsham Library the other evening. I’ll soon be 87, but if I were a bit younger, I would be launched into a new career as a Honeybee Keeper, along with whatever I might have continued to do in academia Instead, I’ll encourage younger friends and relatives to move in this direction. In the meantime, please let me know when and where your own raw honey will be available for sale — or which raw honey you might recommend.

    Thanks much. Your mission is inspired, basic, and beautiful.

    • scry42 Says:

      Hazel, thank you so much for your kind words.
      Please, if I can help someone you care about get started caring for honey bees in this simple and healthy way – don’t hesitate to put them in touch with me.

      Making this shift is a very simple thing and a very big change both in the same breath – but it is gathering momentum and I think that we are in time to pull it off.

      Your encouragement means a lot to me. Thank you again for attending the presentation, and for writing me.
      — Christy

  2. the luddite Says:

    Christy – so excited you have started this blog! “Natural” beekeeping movement has more traction (from my assessment) in Europe. So happy to see local forward momentum – but not a surprise that it is you leading the charge. Look forward to the next Meet-up!

    • scry42 Says:

      Thank you Bethany!
      Look for a meetup scheduled for July 17/18 – plans still in the works…
      — Christy

  3. Phil Chandler Says:

    I’m voting you as a hero, Christy, for all the energy you have put into promoting the welfare of bees in the last few years.

    Best wishes for your continued success!

    • scry42 Says:

      Kind words, Mr. Chandler – thank you. Your footsteps are daunting to follow in.
      Interesting thing — I attended the Permaculture Convergence in Unity, Maine this past weekend, and there I spoke with a man named Alastair and his wife Pat – who had recently been to visit the tiny little town of , *guess* – Totnes!!!! to learn about Permaculture. They even stayed in the same B & B that I did. This little blue marble just gets smaller and smaller, doesn’t it?

  4. Marcia Says:

    Thanks so much Chisty for all your work and love for our bees – I am a natural beekeeper in NZ using TopBar hives and firmly believe we need to educate, getting more and more people keeping bees this way. I come up against alot of flack here in Godszone, small country, small population and small minds !! I also teach organic gardening which fits in very nicely with teaching beekeeping.
    I would love to meet you one day !!

    • Christy Hemenway Says:

      Thank you Marcia, for your kind words… We are working to take the message further and faster! I’d love to meet you too – boy would I love to come to New Zealand!

      — Christy Hemenway GOLD STAR HONEYBEES PO Box 1061 Bath, Maine, USA 04530 207-449-1121 http://www.goldstarhoneybees.com

      “When one tugs at a single thing in nature, one finds it attached to the rest of the world.” — John Muir

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