Western Mass Honey Beekeepers

No matter the season, and no matter the place, bees are needed to carry pollen and help the food we eat grow. Over the last few years, honeybees have been struggling to stay alive across the country. But with the help of groups like the Hampden County Beekeeper’s Association, honeybees are buzzing back. While commercial bee farmers are important for a healthy bee population, backyard honey beekeepers also help the species thrive. Connecting Point‘s Ross Lippman travels to Longmeadow for a visit with backyard beekeeper Mark Lantzakis.