About Me

My name is Shannon Trimboli. I have over 20 years of professional experience in wildlife biology, environmental education, citizen science project development, writing, and layout design. I am also a beekeeper, author, public speaker, and owner of a native plant nursery.

Contact-free Deliveries

Approximately once every other week, I am doing pre-paid, contact-free deliveries/drop-offs of native plants, duck eggs, honey, etc.

Virtual Classes and Short Courses

Beginning in July 2020, I will be hosting virtual classes and short courses about pollinators, native plants, songbirds and other backyard wildlife, gardening for pollinators, gardening with native plants, etc.

Busy Bee Nursery and Consulting

Busy Bee focuses on plants for honey bees, native pollinators, and wildlife conservation. My goal with Busy Bee is to help homeowners, farmers, and small landowners improve the wildlife, honey bee, and native pollinator habitat on their land.

Public Speaking

I give virtual and in-person presentations about honey bees, beekeeping, native pollinators, plants honey bees and other pollinators use, wildlife conservation, and a variety of other topics. I currently have over 20 presentations developed and am constantly developing new programs.

Plants Honey Bees Use in the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys

This is the first book to focus on the plants used by honey bees in the states containing the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys (AL, GA, IL, IN, KY, MS, NC, OH, PA, TN, VA, WV). It was written as a guide for anyone who is interested in honey bees.

Backyard Ecology Blog

I write a free weekly blog featuring profiles of pollinators and backyard wildlife, tips for attracting pollinators and wildlife, highlights of plants that benefit pollinators and wildlife, and photos / stories of my personal observations. The information included in the blog is applicable to most of the eastern U.S.

Honey Bees and Beekeeping

I have been involved with beekeeping since April 2013, but didn’t become the primary beekeeper in our family until late in the 2015 season. I typically have between 5 and 10 hives depending on the year and season.