About the Author
Ben is a farm raised husband, father, beekeeper, author, speaker, and friend. After a 43-year career working for Maryland Department of Agriculture, he retired early to write, teach, speak, and live the dream in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains of southern Pennsylvania. He is proud of all five of his now adult children and volunteers for various organizations. He is thankful to live in an area where he gets to experience all four seasons, but wishes Winter would only last until mid-February.
First Name Acronym:
B-eliever in the finished work of Jesus Christ
E-ncourager of others
N-othing better than Cherry Pepsi and Reese’s peanut butter cups
Travel Bucket List Items: Yosemite National Park; Staffordshire England where his family originated; he would like to hike the “Golden Mile” that the gold rush seekers had to climb to reach Alaska.
An Accomplishment He’s Proud Of: Receiving the George W. Imirie Award for Excellence in Beekeeping Education from the Maryland State Beekeepers Association.
Movie: Muppet Christmas Carol
Childhood gift: A John Deere pedal tractor
Coffee drink: More of an iced tea person.
Season: Late Spring / early Summer
Book: Hudson Taylor’s Spiritual Secret by Dr. & Mrs.Howard Taylor