What will you be bringing to the market this year? Honey, honey candy, pollen, beeswax candles, honey pecan toffee and honey related products.
How did your company get started? We live on an acre lot in a subdivision. Coming from a farmer family background, of course, it was important to us to have fruit trees and gardens, but there was a problem...No fruits and no vegetables would grow on our property!
Thinking it's my soil (red clay). I gave the county agricultural department a call to see if they could help me. They told me it's not the soil. The problem is the lack of wild honeybees. When was the last time you went outside and saw a honeybee? You see every other kind of bee even new bees that haven't been named yet, some bees that look as if they could carry your dog off, but no honeybees. So I decided to buy a hive and have honeybees in my yard and hoped to have fruits and vegetables. And I did! So did the neighbors!!
I started to make my own hive boxes and before I knew it I was up to ten hives. My honey was in such demand that I had to keep growing!I now have 5 bee yards there are in Kennesaw, Acworth, Woodstock, Marietta, and Cartersville.
What do you wish people knew about your product? This January it won first place in the Country! We are pretty proud of that one.
What question do you never get sick of customers asking? How does the honeybee's make the honey?
Your favorite story about your company or the market? At one of our markets we had the bees in an observation hive and a female customer was looking at the bees and her husband walked up behind her and pinched her. She screamed, jumped and turned around and slapped him!
Do you have any recommended recipes or surprisingly awesome ways to use your products?
Honey BBQ Sauce:
Quarter cup of honey, Quarter cup bbq sauce, Fresh ginger, Garlic, Salt and Pepper and splash of tabasco. Mix in bowl spread on chicken or ribs and yummy!
What do you love about the Brookhaven Farmers Market? We are new to the BFM this year but we are excited about it!