Peter Cowin also known as The Bee Whisperer is a beekeeper with more than 70 hives and runs a beekeeping supplies business in Hampden.
Peter has kept bees since he was 11 years old and is now President of Penobscot County Beekeepers Association. He sells honey and beeswax produced by his bees and uses them to make lib balms, hand creams and other products. He is often called out to collect honeybee swarms and to remove honeybee colonies that have made their homes in places like walls of houses.
Peter teaches beekeeping for beginners and intermediate beekeeping in adult ed. Classes in many towns have more than 300 students each year.
Recovered junk-food-junkie, Jennifer Hooper has walked the path of binge-eating, out-of-control food cravings, and feeling ashamed. Today, she helps women reign in out-of-control eating habits, starting with their MINDS instead of their mouths. She also serves as an ambassador for the region's local grocer, Tiller & Rye. At this event, she'll share more about her story, including how she's transformed her own life using food as a foundation.