I am a teacher, gardener, upholsterer, and beekeeper. I have always had a million pets and loved insects, beekeeping was always a dream of mine. This year I went from two hives, to five hives and two nucs. I founded the Live Lab Garden where I will mentor my students in beekeeping. Beekeeping has complemented my deep commitment to the community I have develop through urban gardening. My bees are my life line to nature in the city.