Chelsea is a long time careful/natural/hobbyist beekeeper, a coffee professional, and a cattle dog mom. She travels a fair amount to coffee producing countries, has a mean palate, enjoys making sourdough bread, and dabbles in playing the cello. Being with her bees is one of her happy places and she’s committed to learning always about insects, humans, and how they interact with each other (or don’t). She’s been known to be face-deep in one of her beehives while taking photos and videos for probably too long; thankfully, her bees have been patient overall.
What’s her favorite thing about honeybees? Glad you asked. It’s the beauty found in getting to know them: their collective noises, attitudes, movements, which all boil down to systems and mechanisms of communication. They are fascinating, a blessing to all, and Chelsea holds the belief they may likely be tiny buzzing aliens.
Pollinator Project was founded in 2015 when just about seven-too-many friends asked her how they could help bees without keeping them for themselves, so wildflower seed packets were born. She’s completing a certificate in Entomology, ever-trying to learn Spanish, and also keeping up on reading e-books on her Kindle—all the while attempting to slow down and stuffing herself into a hammock from time to time. Her sister is @bedheadfiber, whom she loves very much, and they often collaborate and support each other in both business and sisterly realms. Known to shed tears over bird songs and classical music, Chelsea is growing quite sensitive as the years go on, and deems that as one of her greatest achievements yet.