Pollinators on the Plains handles beekeeping methods, endangered species

Jorge Garibay and Chris Humistan collect honey on Jack Mull's 400-acre game preserve in Sterling where Garibay built 16 hives.

There are all sorts of livestock, from individuals with four legs to those underground to kinds with wings. Sarah Purple-Laird, the government director of Bee Woman, a nonprofit group dependent in Oregon, gave the keynote deal with throughout the digital Pollinators on the Plains meeting. 

The digital event, hosted by The Kansas Rural Center on Feb. 5, covered a range of pollinator subject areas, like beekeeping strategies and approaches, regional pollinator-based local community initiatives, the intersection of pollinators with farming and ranching and the effect of pesticides on pollinators.

Pink-Laird, who is also Northwest Farmers Union president, spoke of using regenerative methods in her beekeeping operation and the intersection involving bees and grazing lands.

By making use of regenerative principles, Pink-Laird explained, “We get incredibly, very pleased bees.”

Red-Laird is a beekeeper, college-educated bee researcher and pollinator conservationist. At any time due to the fact she was a young lady, she has interacted with bees — calling them the “appreciate of her existence.”