Roda has always had a passion for nature and the arts. With her camera and sketch pad in hand, she spent her childhood exploring the woods, chasing bees, and gardening with her dad. As a young adult, she continued to celebrate nature through storytelling, art, and photography and shared these passions throughout her 20+ year career as an elementary educator. In 2014, Roda’s lifelong beekeeping dream became a reality, and Indigo Acres Apiary was born. Roda’s love for education continues as she shares knowledge with others about the importance of pollinators and the plants that sustain them.

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