I always felt honeybees were fascinating insects. When I read about bees in 1991, I was captivated by this social insect. The fact that they are the only insect that provide food for human consumption, and that food never spoils, made me think there was more to honeybees than we realized. That was the beginning of my journey with this beloved insect. Now 25 years later, I have taken this wonderful journey into the bee world, and there is no turning back. I have spent many years collecting honey, pollinating crops, educating people about honeybees, and making products with contributions from the hive.
Honeybees buzz at our farm in Ocoee (pronounced O-ko-ee), Tennessee, near the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Because demand for our fine products has grown over the years, we have expanded into a 2,000 sq. ft. USDA compliant facility.
Join me in celebrating the honeybee, its importance in agriculture, and their wonderful contributions to our everyday life! Diane Ravens, Appalachian Bee