Quite by accident, some beekeepers stopped by one day and asked us if we’d be willing to let them winter their bees on our property. In exchange, the beekeepers offered 4 gallons of honey (that’s a lot of honey for a single family). That Spring and Summer, the bees were transported off our property to orchards in the local area and returned late in Autumn. Again, in exchange, we received four gallons of honey. Now, we had a lot of honey!
At dinner one evening someone said, “Let’s sell the honey… We’ll call the company, ‘Spease Bees Honey Company.'” The name stuck, we developed a label and it took off from there.