In our May 2021 issue, we shared the story about how Katie and Elvis Opriş came to operate Brothers Honey Co. in Conway—and how they fell in love with bees along the way. While bees may get a bad rap for their stingers, they play a vital role in keeping our ecosystem (and our gardens!) diverse and healthy. You don’t have to take up beekeeping to help sustain a healthy environment for these hardworking anthropods. “People would be surprised probably to know how many people around them may have a hive, or how many hives may be in a three-mile radius of them,” Katie says. “There are lots of ways anyone can help.”
Here, she and Elvis share four tips for creating a more bee-friendly atmosphere around your home.