From the beginning...
Our journey into the fascinating world of honey bees and beekeeping was serendipitous. It all started in 2012 when we became personally connected with commercial mead producer that exposed us to the critical issues around honey bee health which led to an early facination. At the time, we had no idea how much becoming beekeepers would transform our lives and inspire others.
Drawing on our professional background in teaching and coaching youth sports, we began sharing our beekeeping experiences via social media and local environmental non-profit groups, including Revelstoke Local Food Initiative, Wildsight Revelstoke, and Columbia Basin Environmental Education Network, Wild Voices. Word quickly spread that there was a local beekeeper willing to educate people of all ages about honey bees and beekeeping.
Since then, we have had the privilege of connecting with beekeeping resources in our region and province, such as the BC Honey Producers Association, BC Bee Breeders Association, and the Bee Master's course in 2020. We have also had the opportunity to expand our knowledge internationally through Apimondia, which was held in Montreal, Canada in 2019.
Learning the intricate set of skills necessary for commercial beekeeping, such as planning, timing, patience, adaptable best practices, resource management, hard work, and a thirst for knowledge, has been an exciting and exhausting experience. Nevertheless, it is one that we highly recommend.
Today, we operate a small commercial beekeeping business based in Revelstoke, BC, Canada, with operations extending into Armstrong, BC. Our primary focus is on producing high-quality local bee stock, providing learning opportunities, and creating quality beehive products such as honey, pollen, and beeswax for all to enjoy. We are thrilled to continue sharing our passion for beekeeping and connecting with new faces along the way.