Our farm started with 3 Rhode Island Red chicks back in 2011. Then, in 2013, Molly Carlson (at the age of 12) was offered an opportunity to learn beekeeping through Orange County Beekeepers and 4H. Discovering the joy of beekeeping, Molly turned her new hobby into a small business. Thus supporting her Girl Scout Silver and Gold award projects, educating people on the importance of protecting our pollinators. The money she raised went toward materials to support her educational programs.
In 2016, Molly earned her 1st blue ribbon for her honey entry at the NC State Fair. In 2017, she earned ribbons for light and dark honey, Best in Show honey and Jr. Sweepstakes. In March 2018, Molly earned the highest award given to a Girl Scout, the Gold Award.
Molly was accepted into the Wallace-Carver Fellowship program and earned a summer internship with the USDA in Baton Rouge at the Honeybee Genetics Lab in 2018 & 2019.
We began educating people on the variety of honey available-unique flavors made by nature alone.
We found that our hives, located throughout Chatham County, produced uniquely colored and flavored honey all on their own.
We continue to extract each hive separately, providing a rainbow of shades and flavors.