A group of beekeepers in rural Pennsylvania are using a simple strategy to keep their bees healthy and happy: keep them out of their yards.
Their approach is a simple one.
They have two-way mirrors placed in front of their hives, so that bees can’t enter the house.
The mirrors also allow for the bees to breathe, which is a good thing.
But there’s another, more sophisticated, way to keep the bees happy, and that’s by keeping them away from other bees.
The bees will also stay away from humans.
And they’re doing it to help the country stay one step ahead of the world’s bees.
The problem for farmers like David and Amy Schuster is that beekeepers have been keeping their bees near them for decades.
The couple’s two sons, who are also beekeepers, have had their own bees for the past 30 years.
The Schusters have kept bees in their own backyard for years.
But with a big push from the Environmental Protection Agency, the Schusters are now looking to keep bee colonies in their yards as well.
“It’s been a great experience for us, and I really appreciate all the support,” Amy Schusters told ABC News.
Amy Schuster and David Schuster, who have been beekeeping together for more than 40 years, both in and out of the house, have been trying to help their local beekeepers keep bees away from people.
“I’ve tried everything I can to keep them away.
And we have had great success,” Amy said.
But as the beekeepers continue to get better at keeping bees away, their efforts are not going unnoticed.
The Schusters, along with the American Beekeeping Association, have created a new program called “Bees in the Yard,” which has raised over $10,000 for beekeepers.
“We’re very excited to be able to offer this to the beekeeping community,” Amy added.
The Beekeepers Association also created a beekeeping program in California.
They hope to start in their state next year.
The Beekeepers Cooperative in Georgia is offering a similar program to help its own bees, too.
“This is a great opportunity for people to learn about beekeeping and get involved with beekeeping,” the Beekeepers’ Cooperative’s Mark Dickey said.
The goal of the program is to get bees away as much as possible, as well as encourage them to keep a bee in their yard as much possible.
“When we’ve got the bees on the yard, we’ve had to learn how to get them away, and now we’re going to have to learn the science behind it, and we’re gonna have to figure out the best way to get these bees away,” Dickey added.
But the beekeeper and beekeeping industry is also getting ready for a massive increase in bee numbers.
According to the EPA, the number of honeybee colonies has nearly doubled since the beginning of the century.
And while beekeepers are still trying to figure it all out, the bee population has tripled in the past three decades.