A 13-year-old beekeeper using his passion to raise money for his education [video]

They say it is good to follow your passion and this exactly what this young beekeeper did.

It all started when a 13-year-old, Keith Griffith III, became curious with the bees his uncle .

“One day, he asked to feed the bees. Ya know, I didn’t think none about it,” said his uncle, Shawn Griffith.

“I started feeding them. And then like, one time, I went out there to go check on them and like, the sugar was like, tilting out so I went ahead and picked it up without a suit on, surprisingly. I picked it up and I put it back,” Keith Griffith III said.

Soon it blossomed into a passion and became an outlet to take his mind away from his struggles.

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In September 2019, he published a book called “Honeybees and Beekeeping: A Mental Health Miracle.”

“I wrote the book to get my mind off my parents being incarcerated and it really helped out. And it was pretty fun to write,” said Keith.

His book is available on his website for purchase, along with Beeing 2gether, the brand of raw honey that Keith and his uncle collect, package and sell for $12.

Also read: Building resilient and sustainable beekeeping: Lessons from Africa

The money Keith earned is used to support his education and give back to the community.

Shawn says he is very proud that his nephew’s actions are setting a good example for his peers.

“My nephew is making it cool to care about your community, to care about your neighborhood, and your environment and on top of it, your health,” said Shawn.

You might also want to read: Promoting Sustainable Beekeeping to Alleviate Deprivation and Poverty

Watch his video below:


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