JoAnne has been a beekeeper since 2005 and a beekeeping instructor and speaker for over a dozen years. She is a member and librarian for the Minnesota Hobby Beekeepers Association (MHBA) and a member and on the Board of Directors for the Honey Bee Club of Stillwater. She is also an avid gardener and photographer and teaches about gardening photography, vegetable and flower gardening, and gardening for pollinators. She has presented to many garden clubs, civic groups, beekeeping groups, and local and state fairs. You can often find her sharing bee information at local events, and in the Bee and Honey Exhibit at the State Fair, answering questions and sharing interesting tidbits about honey bees and about the flowers they like.