I’ve been on the road traveling for my other job and this week is the same. I sure hate to be away from home when there is so much fun (in the form of work) to be had at the Bee Ranch. I do, however, take a little slice of home with me. Actually, I take more like a chunk of home with me. This little bottle is my personal stash. I also hauled several other bottles of honey for friends and coworkers. All those little bottles sure can weigh a suitcase down a bit. Luckily I still was under the 50 pound limit on Southwest. 🙂 This was my morning ritual as I had to get to the office early each day. If I don’t have my honey, I forgo sugar all together. Just not the same anymore. It’s fun to meet people at the Pearl market who also enjoy honey in their coffee but it’s even more fun when I can suggest it to them because they’d never thought of substituting sugar with honey.
Speaking of market, we continue to do really well there and we also continue to have a blast. This is going to be a wonderful step in the right direction for GBR. This weekend we were joined by Cathy M. who was a student of both our classes (intro as well as the advance topic on building up hives) and is now a friend and fellow beekeeper. Cathy watched over the Ulster Observation Hive and that allowed Mark, Lan and I to focus on the front of the booth where customers were sometimes lined three deep for the honey tasting and then purchases. We are so blessed with each week’s turnout! It’s been great and will help us to continue growing. As you can tell in the photo, Cathy had a captive audience. It was pretty much like that the entire morning so we think we’ve hit the jackpot in terms of finding someone who can speak with people in an easy, friendly way – they just seem to really enjoy what Cathy was sharing with them about the bees and our business. Thank you so much, Cathy! We loved have your help and we look forward to more opportunities to work with you!