At 36 She Made A Career Move, Now Afro-Boricua Nicole Rivera Hartery Is Changing The Face Of Beekeeping.
Beekeeping isn’t a popular career choice. Most people, if they’re being honest, aren’t quite sure what the post even entails. But they do have an idea of what an apiarist looks like: Typically, they’re a middle-aged white man in an all-white, ventilated suit. In Philadelphia, Nicole Rivera Hartery, a Black Puerto Rican beekeeper, is shattering this stereotype – and through education and representation, she’s hoping to help change the face of the industry.