Beekeeper Interview: Bee2Bee Honey

Our March box partner is Bee2Bee Honey, a Houston-based beekeeping collective. We asked Nicole Buergers a few questions and are delighted to share more about her groundbreaking venture with our readers and subscribers.

“Founded in 2015, Bee2Bee Honey Collective is Houston’s only commercial and backyard beekeeping service and online local honey marketplace. Founded by Nicole Buergers, a burnout B2B internet marketer, who decided to leave her corporate marketing agency and do something completely different. She both wanted to encourage “newbee” beekeepers as well as provide online retail services for the established hobbyist beekeeper.” (bee2bee.com)

 

Thank you, Nicole!

What inspired you to become a beekeeper?
In 2004, I watched a PBS series about beekeeping and was instantly hooked. Honey bees are fascinating and it seemed like a rewarding experience. I took beekeeping classes and read books, but as a renter, never thought I would become a beekeeper. I finally got my first hive in 2013 – a birthday present from my boyfriend Brenden.
Are you a full-time beekeeper? Is your family involved?
Most of the time, yes! When I’m not beekeeping, I have a few part-time jobs: I’m a cheesemonger at the Houston Dairymaids and marketing oracle at Nefer Games. I have a team of interns who help me.
What have bees taught you about life?
Resilience. We are stronger than we think we are.

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Beekeeper Interview: David Bock of Buzzed Honeys

 

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Our January 2017 box featured Avocado Blossom honey from Buzzed Honeys, out of Los Angeles, California. We asked owner and beekeeper David Bock some questions to share with our Hive Box community.

How did you get started keeping bees? What inspired you? 

In 2013 my kids and I met a beekeeper selling honey at a Farmer’s Market (in Los Angeles). He was looking for places in the city where he could put a few hives. A week later we had 100,000 bees flying around our back yard.

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