Some 50,000 bees produce honey on this family-run farm in Galena, Md. near the Sassafras River. Image: Cheryl Costello

VIDEO: ShoreRivers Shows Aspiring Beekeepers How Hives Benefit the Bay

Forget learning about the birds and the bees—folks learned about the Bay and the bees at a unique beekeeping expedition on Maryland’s Eastern Shore this past week.

ShoreRivers, the riverkeeper organization for the Bay’s mid-Eastern Shore rivers, held an “Apiarist for the Day” farm tour at Starkey Farms near the Sassafras River.

Cheryl Costello bravely gets up close with the bees that improve the watershed all around us. Watch below: