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With a mighty wingspan of 183 cm, Catherine (Cat) Jaffee is a nomadic social entrepreneur ready to take the world by swarm. Raised on a farm in the Colorado Rockies, Cat grew up loving animals, dirt, and altitude. Her dedication and passion for animals, agriculture, and women leaders has launched her across the world as a Luce and Fulbright scholar: to raise Aigamo ducks in Japan, to research yak trade caravans in Sikkim, and to study rural women’s migration in Turkey. In particular, Turkey - with its fish hung like laundry from windows, its 9,000 species of flowers, and its delicious honey - continues to lure Cat back to its borders. Cat’s love for Turkey, the mountains, agriculture, and women’s leadership blend together sweetly in her new venture Balyolu and her blog Inspired Beeing.
By Catherine Jaffee straight from her website:
Its June 2011. I just quit my job and purchased a plane ticket to Turkey. My mission: to study honey bees in the country’s wild, remote, and beautiful Northeast. And if I survive? Start a social venture.
This blog is a collection of quick-witted posts on the start of my journey. It is also an exploration into the story behind bees, and how they have struck the hearts and minds of beekeepers, activists, foodies, entrepreneurs, authors, celebrities, and fictional characters world-wide.
Inspired Beeing is an attempt to compile these accounts of discovery, trial, and inspiration in one creative sweet sticky blog. To learn more about the fresh underbelly of entrepreneurship, social good, and honey bees (or the wily adventures of Cat Jaffee) explore the site and check back in often! READ MORE
I'm an artist, writer, photographer, private investigator and an activist in small ways.
"Turning indifference into making a difference."
A labor of love website devoted to animal and human rights, and better living. A place to be inspired ...
My LADYBUG book is filled with beautiful images & inspiring quotes. Click here for more info.
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"The moment one gives close attention to anything,
even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious,
awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself."
~ Henry Miller
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