Krista began beekeeping in 2007 with just two beehives stationed in a friend’s garden. Her fascination with bees and beekeeping began as a distraction from medical treatments she received for breast cancer in 2006. While still absorbing the news of cancer, she found relief in a conversation with a co-worker was a beekeeper. She had the opportunity to visit his hive, and observing bees for the first time was a life changing event for her. Krista went on to found Seattle Bee Works. She manages hives all over Seattle, and has served as both President and Vice President of the Puget Sound Beekeepers Association.