Though writing can be a full-time job, there’s no hobby more rewarding than beekeeping. Pollinators like bees are a vital link in food-production. Without bees, your lunch would look a lot different.

Lance Hawvermale owns the Brave Bee Honey label, selling raw and unfiltered honey to local markets.

As a participant in the Texas Master Beekeeper Program, Hawvermale maintains an educational website,