Helping Bees Helps the Land

Helping Bees Helps the Land

News Type: State Source: USDA NRCS
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Meet Justin and Kavita Bay and their children, professional beekeepers near Rivulet, Montana. They own and operate Rivulet Apiaries. In fact, the Bays are expanding their operation. They have purchased 10 acres adjoining their property. The new acreage had previously been logged. The acreage is now old, tame pasture and regenerated Ponderosa pine.

“When we got the property, we wanted to improve it. The trees that are there are just neglected. It’s not a healthy forest,” said Justin.

Kavita adds, “It needs some pretty good soil improvement. It’s really compacted soil.”

The Bays knew their land needed some help. They contacted the NRCS field office in Missoula, where they worked with fellow beekeeper and NRCS district conservationist, John Bowe.