The great outdoors is buzzing with inspiration, and this is where Libby Rosenberger of Spencer County, Kentucky, discovered her passion for beekeeping. Libby, a retired math teacher, has always been afraid of insects, but when her neighbor mentioned they acquired some bees, she decided that was a project she’d like to try. A “laid-back beekeeper,” she enjoys caring for them and says, “It’s fascinating just to see the intricacies of their civilization.”
Not stopping with one hobby, Libby also enjoys needlework. She says joining an embroidery group was a wonderful way to expand her social circle and also learn about a world of sewing she never knew existed. Plus, the intricacy inherent in the craft teaches her patience and offered her another surprising benefit: “I think it makes your eyesight better. I had to use a magnifier and a light in the beginning, but I’m not as dependent on it as I was,” Libby says.
By Tonilyn Hornung | Photos submitted