Paloma Pollinators started with a couple of bee hives when I was nine years old. I have been keeping bees every since. After university and a long stint in Latin America I returned to California's Sierra Nevada Mountains where I started a small farm and increased the size of the beekeeping operation. Over the years degrading ecosystem health has killed billions of bees and made beekeeping a difficult profession.
The only clear way to help the bees is to educate humans and improve the health of the ecosystems we inhabit. For Paloma Pollinators this means teaching workshops, writing articles, building community awareness of ecosystem health and stewarding the land.
The Paloma Pollinators farmstead includes 50 acres of beautiful steep thickly wooded land. Here we have trees from Douglas Fir to Grey Pine, Oak to Manzanita. Periodic thinning of the vegetation improves ecosystem diversity and results in more usable water for downstream users.
Forest stewardship also results in beautiful and diverse woods. Like many beekeepers, I am also a woodworker, so I imagined the sweetest wood as healthy toys for kids and housing for native pollinating insects.
Next thing you know, I purchased a lumber mill and built a wood-shop with the lumber I milled out of dead pine trees. In the solar powered wood-shop my cohorts and I craft everything from bee boxes to toys.
Selling toys and pollinator hotels allows us to make a living while still keeping bees and stewarding the forest.
Paloma Pollinators toys generate untold fun and learning while our Pollinator Hotels provide shelter for native pollinating insects.
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