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Co-Founder of GLBC Interviews with WGVU’s Radio Host Shelley Irwin

Co-Founder of GLBC and master beekeeper Genji Leclair interviewed on the radio with WGVU’s Morning Show host and producer Shelley Irwin. On Shelley’s segment, Genji talked everything bees. Genji explained how we repurpose honey and beeswax and even how pollination works. As a queen bee herself, Genji goes in depth about the science behind Queen Bees and then transitions to talking about our recent bee-pick-up event where beekeepers and farmers from around the Midwest come to pick-up new bees.

While beekeepers are coming to replenish their bee populations after a long Michigan winter, non-beekeepers are also invited to this event to learn more about bees, beekeeping, honey, and more. Learning opportunities will be available for new and experienced beekeepers alike to learn about different supplies and treatments for their hives, especially when it comes to surviving winters.

Genji encouraged all the on-air listeners to try out beekeeping, “It’s like having a pet,” she said. Genji noted the educational and environmental benefits of having a bee hive. She explains that as long as you don’t threaten the bees, they won’t sting you. If you’re thinking about starting beekeeping, Genji encourages you to visit us at Kropscott Farms for Bee Pick-Up Day 2 at Kropscott Farm in Fremont on Saturday, May 22 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.. You can come chat and explore if beekeeping might be right for you.

To end the show, Genji talks about how good honey is for you. She talks about her transition from plant sugar to honey and the food science behind it all. Honey isn’t only good for eating though, she says. You can use it to clean your pet’s wounds or even your own, thanks to honey’s natural anti-microbial and anti-septic properties.

Click here to listen to the full interview.