Welcome! My name is Katy. I am a beekeeper by day, and a soap maker by night. That is, once all 5 kids are in bed. Together with my husband, 2 dogs, and 5 chickens, I manage an ultra-tiny urban garden and apiary. We grow all of our family's vegetables in a space smaller than a 2 car garage. And on less than 1/5 of an acre we maintain 3 honeybee hives and raise over 2000 mason and leafcutter bees.  My goal is to bring bees -- of all kinds -- to backyards everywhere. Together we will learn how to protect our natural pollinators, grow real food, and master the art of using what the earth provides in a more sustainable fashion.