Describe your volunteer activities at HCT:
I work as a beekeeper with Justin Wharton at HCT’s Bank Street Bogs Nature Preserve in Harwich Port. This year we have 3 hives. The honey they produced actually helped fund some of HCT’s land-saving work.
How long have you volunteered?
I have been volunteering with HCT for 6 months. I saw the HCT article in the Harwich Oracle last winter looking for someone to help with their beehives and decided to give it a try. I love it.
What do you like most about it, memorable moments?
Bees are so magical. This is the first time I have worked with bees and every trip I take to the hives is fascinating. I have even started a hive of my own at home!
What’s special about Harwich and why did you decide to make it home?
I have been coming to Harwich on vacation for 30 years and decided to retire here this year. Residents have a real appreciation for conservation issues/efforts and there is a great deal of community support.
What do you do when not at HCT?
My home used to be a cranberry farm and I am in the process of restoring the processing barn as a workshop.
What else do you like to do for fun or other activities or volunteering?
I am the volunteer steward for the 2 properties recently given to HCT on Forest and South Streets. I also think it is very important to support the town and am looking at a town committee to join.