Kim Lehman-storyteller, musician, Bee educator Kim Lehman

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About Kim

Who is she anyway?

Kim’s childhood in rural America and teaching experiences in the Appalachian Mountains have inspired a life-long interest in folk traditions including storytelling, oral histories, music, dance, wood carving, herbal remedies and beekeeping.

If the truth be known, Kim is interested in most everything except mud wrestling, team sports and reading technical manuals.

Kim now lives in Austin, Texas with Mark Wieland multi-talented husband and partner, Rags the Wonder Dog, Makita the fox/dingo dog look alike, a score of feral chickens, and 80,000 honey bees. Being a creative collector, Kim resides with 150 instruments, 300 hats, tons of rocks and plenty of found object “art”.

Kim's Professional Accomplishments

  • Touring Artist Roster with Texas Commission on the Arts 2008-present

  • Certified teacher in Texas with an endorsement in Early Childhood Education

  • Volunteer Service Award, Austin Public Library

  • Youth Service Award, Austin Public Library

  • Produced a children’s music CD and a companion activity book.

  • Hometown Video Award, National Award, honorable mention

  • Founder and coordinator of the Kids and Bees Program at the American Beekeeping Federation Conventions. 

  • Columnist for kids in a national beekeeping magazine.

  • Founder and coordinator of the national kid’s club Bee Buddies.

Publications and Recordings

Recordings

All Together Now…Songs to Sing With Children

All Together Now…Songs to Sing With Children

Ruth Shetler’s Favorite Hymns, a family history CD project

Clarence and Turie’s Favorite Hymns, a family history CD project

Books

Ruth Cooks-A family history cookbook with stories, memories, photos and of course-recipes!

All Together Now…Songs to Sing With Children- CD with an activity book

Articles

Honey Bees

“All the Buzz” a bi-monthly column for kids in Bee Culture Magazine

“Organizing and Implementing Programs for the Public” Bee Culture Magazine, February 2004.

“Ten Activities and 100 Topics“ Bee Culture Magazine, March 2004.

Presenting Programs for Schools and Groups” Bee Culture Magazine, April 2004.

“Putting Pizzazz in Your Presentations” Bee Culture Magazine, May 2004.

Literature

Celebration Chapter, Texas State Library Summer Reading Manual 2005.

Celebration Chapter, Texas State Library Summer Reading Manual 2008.

Celebration Chapter, Texas State Library Summer Reading Manual 2009.

Film

Play Party Games

This is a video about the social activities and parties in the 1930’s and 40’s. Includes interviews with people from the Davidsville, PA area and documentation of an intergenerational party to recreate play party games and reminisce about days gone by.