A couple years ago, I stumbled on an Upworthy article on my Facebook news feed about Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), and the mystery of vanishing honeybees. Honeybees perform such a fundamental role in so many ecosystems -- pollinating countless species of plants and producing delicious honey -- these tiny but incredible creatures have an incredible, positive impact on the world around them. I wanted to do something to help, so I picked up a copy of "Beekeeping for Dummies" to read on a 3 1/2-hour flight to Florida. During the trip, I proceeded to bombard my husband (and fellow passengers) with numerous statistics on honeybees. When we got home, my husband and I researched books, blogs and videos on the subject. A friend of ours recommended a documentary called "Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?" The more we learned about it, the more excited we became to begin keeping our own hives and harvesting raw local honey for all of the wonderful health benefits.

It’s an honor to host our precious friends and we will continue to do so for years to come.....Carpe Bee’m!

~Leanne, Jeff and the Honeybees