Nathalie B. holds an MBA from Ohio State and a master beekeeper degree from Texas A&M. She owns Bee-Mindful.com, where she manages almost four hundred colonies through several counties around Austin, Texas.
A passionate and engaging natural beekeeping expert, Nathalie offers beekeeping apprenticeships and classes in sustainable and natural beekeeping, as well as services about beekeeping for agricultural exemption, affordable horizontal hives and treatment-free bees.
Nathalie is a contributor to the “American Beekeeping Journal” and the founder of the first natural beekeeping club in Texas and of the World Bee Day Natural Beekeeping Webinar. She also hosts the "Natural Beekeeping Corner" on the popular “Hive Jive” beekeeping podcast. In the past she has served as the president of the Hays County Beekeepers Association, vice president of the Travis County Beekeepers Association, a director at the Texas Beekeepers Association and chairman of the Real Texas Honey non-profit.
Nathalie is passionate about community outreach and volunteering, and has set up free training programs and teaching apiaries for refugees in the Congo, Nigeria and Texas, donating and leveraging simple, cost conscious, easy to manage and sustainable horizontal top-bar hives in the process.
EASY HORIZONTAL BEEKEEPING TO SOURCE YOUR OWN UNFILTERED RAW HONEY AND OTHER PRODUCTS OF THE HIVE
Nathalie provides a practical introduction on what is needed to become a natural beekeeper. You'll learn about the fundamentals of bee biology, the main hive types and their pros and cons, how to build your own cost-effective, simple horizontal hive and which gear and tools you will need. You will also learn about products of the hive, how to establish a sustainable apiary and where to obtain your first bees. Nathalie will also share recommended resources and outline the next steps to take on your beekeeping journey.