"I feel privileged to be in the position that I am because I can write small grants and get a little funding for projects," Trisel said.
It's not just Don who is educating others. Kim Trisel does her part to spread the word about honeybees.
"I like to go into the schools because it's important to us to pass on the knowledge and to share it with others," she said.
Trisel said she has visited schools throughout the county to show the students what honeybees are all about.
"One of my main objectives is going into preschools to show them not to be afraid of bees," she said.
Not only are the Trisels educating others about beekeeping, but they are continually learning themselves.
"I keep learning more and more about beekeeping the whole time," Don Trisel said.
Trisel has also made significant contributions to the beekeeping industry as a whole. In 2010, Trisel performed testing for a disease known as nosema on samples that individuals sent to him.
"That was a community service project," Trisel said. "I don't like to do things that are so esoteric that nobody cares. I'd rather have my projects be more applied and of interest to a wider population."
The analysis of the samples gave valuable insight to the individuals who were seeking it.
"People could save money by not treating it if they didn't have the disease, and if they did have the disease, they could do something about it and hopefully prevent the loss of that colony," Trisel said.
And even as time goes on and the Trisels move beyond incorporating beekeeping into their professional lives, they won't give it up entirely.
"Through retirement and old age, it's something that we will do," Kim Trisel said. "It's one of those things that makes us happy, and the goal is always to be happy."