Founded BackYardHive.com in 2005, In 1995 Bell started keeping bees due to a long time fascination with this delicate pollinator. From the beginning Corwin always built his own hives. Early on, before beekeepers recognized the massive value of survivor behaviors preserved in the genetics of wild swarms, Bell made it his mission to field every call and save as many wild swarms as he could. He began getting an ever increasing number of phone calls alerting him of swarms that needed to be captured and given a good home. With each swarm Bell would take the opportunity to build and test different hive designs, idea's, features and alternative practices. To date, Corwin has personally trained more than 3,000 students to become certified Bee Guardians.