n this Galena Farms Beekeeper Feature we meet Steve Jimenez, founder of Hives for Heroes, a unique non-profit organization dedicated to helping veterans and first responders transition from service through the art of beekeeping.

In this video, Steve shares his personal struggles after returning from Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and how a simple invitation to a beekeeping experience profoundly changed his life.

Discover how Hives for Heroes connects veterans and first responders with experienced beekeepers in their local areas, providing access, resources, and funding to ensure their success. Learn about the organization's three-year program, which guides new beekeepers from learning the ropes under a mentor to eventually becoming mentors themselves, fostering a cycle of growth and support.

With over 5,500 veterans and first responders impacted, and billions of bees cared for across the United States, Hives for Heroes isn't just about beekeeping; it's about rebuilding connections with nature, technology, and community.

It's about healing, finding purpose, and creating a supportive network that extends far beyond beekeeping. Join us as we dive into the stories of those who've found solace and strength in their hives, and see how you can become a part of this incredible journey, whether as a mentor, a newbie, or a supporter.

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