Thursday, February 14, 2013
Deep Breath....Now Jump!
I want to be a beekeeper.
Not just on weekends, but every day. So here I go. Introducing Nectar Bee Supply.
I am lucky to have the most amazing business partners (co-conspirators?) a girl could ever dream about in Karessa Torgerson and Melanie Sorenson. I still can't believe the events that have unfolded to bring us to this point.
There is a strong beekeeping community in Corvallis that includes lots of seasoned pros and even more beginners eager to get started. So many people in our area have talents related to beekeeping - whether they raise queens, construct ventilation boards in their garage, grow bee-friendly plants for seed, or bottle artisan honey. We want to connect all of these people and serve as a clearinghouse for that community.
The hard part is trying to balance unlimited ideas with very limited resources. We don't want to be a discount beekeeping store. We want everything we sell to be useful, durable, and beautiful.
Beekeeping equipment? Definitely. Classes and events? Absolutely. Native pollinators? We like them too. Hive hosting, a honey CSA, a community honey house, our own store...Just wait.
Keep your eyes on us, we have big ideas. Now if you'll excuse me I have to get to work.