About me and the bees
My bees live by Lake Norman. Being lake bees, their honey comes from the wide variety of plants growing around the lake. They gather pollen and nectar from along the shoreline as well as home gardens and surrounding fields. This diverse landscape around the lake produces a delicious honey that cannot be found anywhere else.
I come from a family with a long history of keeping bees. My grandfather not only raised bees most of his life but also taught beekeeping at NC State University for over 20 years during the early 1900's. He learned how to keep bees from his father and grandfather who kept bees in the late 1800's. I first started keeping bees while in high school.
Beekeeping has changed quite a bit since my ancestors started keeping bees over 125 years ago. However, one aspect of beekeeping has remained the same. The taste of local honey is something you will never forget. It stays with you like a fond memory.