August 18, 2010

My Nephew, Charlie, and his Summer Job at Red Bee Honey

This summer, my nephew, Charlie, took a job working with a local beekeeper near his home in Connecticut.  Marina Marchese is the founder and owner of Red Bee Honey in Weston, which sells honey and natural products to gourmet food shops and fine restaurants all over the United States.  About ten years ago, Marina was introduced to honeybees and became bee crazy.  After building her own hives and acquiring her bees, she earned a certificate in apitherapy, studied wine tasting in order to transfer those skills to honey tasting, and built up her business of artisanal honey and honey-related products.  Charlie tells me that working at Red Bee has really opened his eyes and taste buds to the fascinating world of bees and honey.