Bees are some of God’s most amazing creatures. Over the past few years I have had the privilege of working with bees at a ministry called Salem4youth. We are located in rural Flanagan, IL and serve young men and their families who are going through a rough time relationally. My wife and I decided we would start an apiary on the Salem campus to give our students the opportunity to learn a unique skill set, that being beekeeping. We also sell the honey through the ministry with all proceeds to benefit our young men. We can see the “fingerprint” of God all over beekeeping with many practical spiritual lessons associated with bees.
In our work with bees we became fascinated with photographing these amazing creatures in a variety of places on a variety of flowers. We wanted to share our love for bees with folks through making unique greeting cards featuring our photos. We are in the early stages of beginning to market these cards. They are blank inside and have our “Bee Ye Kind” logo on the back. We also feature the verse, Ephesians 4:32, which says “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other just as in Christ God forgave us.”
We are still in the process of getting the site up and running so as to offer the opportunity to purchase our cards. A portion of each sale goes to help support Salem4youth’s bee keeping efforts. Salem4youth is a ministry of familial reconciliation and restoration. Please check back soon to see and order our cards!