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.

Backyard Ecology

I am the host of Backyard Ecology. Backyard Ecology strives to foster an appreciation for the nature right outside our doors while creating a place where we can learn about the plants and animals that share our communities and how to improve our local pollinator and wildlife habitat.

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.

Contact-free Deliveries

I offer pre-paid, contact-free deliveries/drop-offs of native plants, duck eggs, honey, etc.

Virtual Classes and Short Courses

I host virtual classes and short courses about pollinators, native plants, songbirds and other backyard wildlife, gardening for pollinators, gardening with native plants, etc. These classes and short courses are open to anyone who wants to register.

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.

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.