It seems a bit funny to be kicking off our website just as we are buttoning up the hives for winter. I guess there's a season for everything!
I'm not sure where to start at this point because it feels like I'm beginning at the end. It will all make sense at some point. 2020 is a year that none of us will every forget, hopefully with some fond memories. If nothing else we learned to appreciate the little things in life, the people in our lives, and the opportunities that have randomly appeared. Up until this fall the bee keeping was just a hobby, something to keep my Army Veteran husband, Bruce, busy and active. The hives became a fixture in the backyard in the spring of 2017. He had his successes and failures those first few years and we had honey for ourselves and friends. Just as the pandemic hit the bees hit their stride and flourished. Flourished is actually putting it mildly!!! Our honey production was TRIPLE the number of gallons from the previous year. Family, friends, and friends of friends wouldn't make a dent in the stockpile that suddenly appeared in the form of 5 gallon food grade buckets. It became obvious I was going to have to hustle to get some sales....in a pandemic.
Porch deliveries.....our first festival.....and now a website. I'm navigating all the layers involved in having a real business. It's scary and exciting at the same time. I've always wanted to have a business that would include hand made items and support military and first responder families, as well as other small businesses. I'll use this platform to do just that! I hope you will enjoy our bee's honey, seriously grab a bottle of the Sourwood honey before it's gone and the flavored honeys are AH-MAZING! Be watching for our t-shirts, embroidered towels, coasters, and other gift items.
Our bees(and the beekeeper) appreciate your support!