07 Jan Joy Sunflower McEwen
Joy McEwen owns and manages Diggin’ Livin’ Farm & Apiaries LLC, a homestead, organic farm, and commercial beekeeping operation. She holds a master of science in environmental science with emphasis in environmental education from Oregon State University. Joy’s background in organic farming and the study of local food systems led to her passion for beekeeping and connecting people with local foods. She is a practicing apitherapist and makes a line of jun beverages called Honeybee Brews. Joy is a committee member on the USDA Farm Service Agency Board for Josephine and Jackson County, Oregon, and serves as a board member on the Illinois River Valley Watershed Council.
Diggin’ Livin’ is the McEwens’ farm in Takilma, Oregon. It is a pollinator sanctuary and the home of Honeybee Healing Arts and Education Center. Joy and Eric live there with their three daughters, Fern, Clarysage, and Tulsi. Joy is the co-author to the book, Raising Resilient Bees: hertitage techniques to mitigate mites, preserve locally adapted genetics, and grow your apiary. Joy “Sunny” McEwen will be sharing Natural beekeeping and Apitherapy.
Joy will be sharing Apitherapy and Keeping Bees Naturally.