Kelley Edkins (consultant) is the owner of HoneybeeHerbs.com, a Beekeeper, Master Herbalist, Master Gardener and Stoneworker.
Kelley has been cultivating medicinal herbs, native plants, and endangered species for more than two decades in the Catskill Mountains of New York. Her organic farm, Honeybee Herbs, focuses on plants that provide food for honeybees, as well as plants that are endangered species. She sells the herbal and honeybee produce from her farm and gardens at local farmer’s markets and festivals in the Catskill Mountains. Past projects include: Driving the movement for the first DEC managed compost facility site in New York State, The Bee Green Community Garden. Her community service continued with driving the movement to stop a landfill expansion in her hometown.
Kelley has provided years of volunteer teaching and workshops on compost and gardening for the school systems and community organizations in the local area. Countless garden installations and large scale stone projects, have provided years of a deep connection with the Earth that is both genuine and benevolent. Most important to Kelley is her connection with her honeybees, their conservation drives both the content of her gardens and indeed her very existence.