Hilary Kearney

Girl Next Door Honey

Storey Publishing


Hilary Kearney is the author of QueenSpotting and the creator of Girl Next Door Honey, a beekeeping business that offers educational opportunities to hundreds of new beekeepers each year. She maintains the blog Beekeeping Like a Girl and her writing on bees has appeared in Modern Farmer and Grit magazines. Her work has been the subject of features in the Huffington Post, Vogue, Mother Earth News, and other outlets. She rescues wild bee colonies and manages about 90 hives in her hometown of San Diego.

Hilary will be speaking at the Pennsylvania, Kansas Fairs


Check It Out!

Queenspotting How to find the queen bee in your hives

Many new beekeepers struggle to find the queen bee in their hives. Hilary Kearney (creator of beekeeping business Girl Next Door Honey) explains why beekeepers should develop this important skill and shares her tips on how to locate elusive queens.
Modern Homesteading Animal Husbandry

Available In:

Pennsylvania, Saturday 11:30-12:30 p.m., Homestead Hustle Stage
Kansas, Saturday 3:30-4:30 p.m., Heirloom Gardener Stage

Broadcasting Your Beeswax The business of storytelling

Beekeeping entrepreneur Hilary Kearney (creator of Girl Next Door Honey) shares her adventures and misadventures in both beekeeping and business. Learn how storytelling has shaped her success and how you can use it to drive yours.
Animal Husbandry Nature and Community

Available In:

Pennsylvania, Friday 12:30-1:30 p.m., The Livestock Conservancy Stage
Kansas, Sunday 11:30-12:30 p.m., Homestead Hustle Stage

All About Bees

What does a beekeeper do? What’s in a hive? What kinds of bees are there, how are they different, and what jobs do they do? Find out the answers to these questions and many more as Hilary Kearney incorporates fun games plus visual and hands-on learning tools to teach you the secrets of bees and how you can help them at home!
Kids Programming

Available In:

Pennsylvania, Saturday 3:30-4:30 p.m., Kids Treehouse Stage