Karen co-founded BackYardHive.com with Corwin Bell in 2005. Karen has worked with the bees under the guidance of Corwin for the past 15 years. Karen brings a sense of calm and respect when working with the honeybees. She co-teaches Bee Guardianship Classes with Corwin and is especially skilled and patient with getting beginners started in their new journey of Bee Guardianship. BackYardHive is a small team and Karen wears many hats, manager, customer support, video production, social media content and more.
She graduated from Ball State University with a BFA and a BA from the Colorado Institute of Art in Computer Animation. She was Project Manager on the Wild Divine managing the core creative team as well as contract artists, actors, and musicians and lead video production.