My Dad brings over fifteen years of beekeeping knowledge to the business with vast experiences ranging from raising his own queens, past Bee Club president, participation at State Club meetings, and mentoring new beekeepers.
Read Mike's Blog, "The Beekeeper's Buzz", for an insight into the thoughts of a beekeeper.
Lindsey is actively involved, making hand-crafted soaps, beeswax candles, and lip balms and helping out at the Farmers' Market.
No doubt that our littlest beekeeper Silas will carry on the family tradition.
We now have two beeyards. One is on the Blackwell Family Farm which borders Pisgah Forest. A mountain creek runs along side, providing a water source for the bees. Nearby are vegetable and flower gardens, wild blackberries, raspberries and an abundance of wildflowers and trees. The area is thick with Sourwood trees which produces a world-famous Premium Honey.
The other beeyard is on the Elliott family farm, surrounded by extensive and undisturbed land adjoining Gorges State Park.