October Member Meeting
October 9, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
Dustin Vanssee will share how he went from hobby beekeeper to owning his own company.
Dustin is a professional beekeeper, and founder of Bare Honey. He and his partner Grace started beekeeping in 2007 while working as chefs. The couple wanted to do their part in reviving the declining bee population, while also producing honey for his locally driven menus. Eventually, their beekeeping hobby became Bare Honey.
Using their culinary experience, Bare Honey developed a line of spiced honey spreads that combine exotic spices with healthy raw honey. Today, Bare Honey has grown into a network of small family-run beekeepers throughout the region. The company produces artisanal honey for specialty grocery, as well as premium honeys for foodservice outlets in 39 states. In keeping with the company’s environmental mission, a portion of all sales is donated to non-profits which are battling pollinator decline. http://www.barehoney.com