Danielle comes from a long line of bug people. Born in San Diego, CA, where her grandfather was the county bee inspector, she moved at an early age to Oregon, where her father worked as an exterminator specializing in sustainable pest management services–which meant that Danielle had an endless supply of wasp’s nests to bring to school for show and tell. In 2015, the budding beekeeper relocated to the east coast, working as a farm manager and apiary apprentice at Golden Well Farm & Apiaries. The following spring, she joined the Brooklyn Grange “farmily,” and has since filled many roles, working as a farm crew member; events crew member; market staff; tour guide; assisting with beehive installs; leading honey tastings, and as of spring 2018, working with Geraldine to maintain Brooklyn Grange’s hives.
During her winters off from farming and beekeeping, Danielle has indulged her wanderlust, WWOOFing in Europe, couchsurfing in Turkey, and hitching rides over the USA in search of hidden gems and delicious food. When Danielle isn’t elbow-deep in a hive or trotting the globe, she loves to cook, drink natural wine, save ugly vegetables from the compost bin, dance to cumbias, collect old beekeeping journals, pick up trash along the Brooklyn Greenway, and of course, find the perfect honey pairing.