I had the pleasure of talking with Kyle Maio, a veteran of the marine corps who has found a second career in beekeeping. After joining the marines at a young age and serving 2 deployments in Iraq, he discovered the balance and peace that working with bees can bring. His family saw how working with bees had a positive impact on his life and together, he and his brother launched a business to help bring the power of beekeeping to other veterans just like him. In 2017 Brothers in Bees began sharing the joy of beekeeping with veterans around the country. Through donations, honey sales, and unique partnerships with importers like Niche Import Co. who import Bärenjäger Honey Liqueur, Brothers in Bees is able to help veterans get started with beekeeping at little to no cost.
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