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The sweet ministry of beekeeping

Podcast Recorded: May 6, 2021
In Good Faith with Sisters Barbara Hagel and Jeanette DeYoung, Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose

Dominican sisters who are beekeepers talk about how to understand bees, avoid stings, and live in harmony with creation. Guests: Sisters Barbara Hagel and Jeanette DeYoung. Hear the full In Good Faith episode IGF046 at aNunsLife.org. 

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About our Guest

Beekeepers Sister Barbara Hagel and Sister Jeanette DeYoungSisters Barbara Hagel (left) and Jeanette DeYoung (right) are Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose in Fremont, California. They are also gardeners, beekeepers, and educators whose work exemplifies the Dominican Sisters’ leadership in caring for creation.

The Dominican campus is home to a 5,000 square foot vegetable garden, a community garden, fruit trees, olive trees dating to the early 1800s, a meadow, and over 1 million honeybees. It’s a place of beauty and education, where the local community gathers with the sisters to learn about and model sustainable living.

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