ANNA MARIA DESIPRIS
Anna Maria is a farmer, beekeeper, teacher, healer, and community builder. Her first connection to growing food, animal husbandry, and simple living came while spending many summers with her family on an island in the Cyclades of Greece. Watching her elders make things by hand and enjoy the fruits of their labor has shaped her intention to connect deeply to the earth and her community.
Leaving the path to pursue a career in western medicine, Anna Maria has looked to nature for healing. Growing food, educating families on urban farms, mentoring new young farmers, studying herbalism and rescuing Honeybees all have shown the incredible power and impact that the Earth's creations have in our lives.
Anna Maria is our resident bee guardian, rescuing Honeybee colonies in Long Beach and Orange County. After managing 100 hives for another business, she has found herself leading her own project called The Honeybee Hub. It's mission - save as many Honeybees as possible through education and relocation.