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Bill’s Bees is aimed at the care of our honey bees,

intention on supplying the most useful items from our honey-bee hives,

training the community on honey bee wellness,

and contributing to worldwide welfare through honey-bee pollination.

Bill’s Story:

Bill’s Bees got its start over 40 years ago whenever Bill took on some colonies of honeybees to complete certain requirements for the Boy Scouts of America Bee Keeping Merit Badge (unfortunately, an individual beekeeping badge isn't any longer provided by the child Scouts). Bill wasn't only bitten because of the beekeeping bug, but additionally got the Merit Badge as well as their Eagle Scout degree, after which promptly left his bees behind in the home while he began his university job. Bill received both his undergraduate and Master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University and then headed west to work in the aerospace industry.

After ten years in aerospace, Bill and his wife Liane moved to a 700 acre equestrian farm positioned in minimal Tujunga Canyon (possessed by a Purdue fraternity sibling), in which Bill signed on as maintenance manager. As Bill sets it, “I guess I got sick and tired of falling asleep behind my computer and believed, ‘we gotta do something else.’” The farm was suffering from honeybee swarms, so Bill dug out their old beekeeping gear and decided to go to work. He discovered ten abandoned bee colonies regarding the property so he followed the bees, got all of them in check, as well as in 1994, Bill’s Bees came to be.

In the beginning, Bill sold his neighborhood raw honey at art fairs and then as their wide range of hives increased, he'd a big enough honey supply to open up a booth within Southern Pasadena Farmers Market. In her spare-time, Liane started initially to build entirely handmade items such as for example detergent, lip balm, and lotion taverns making use of Bill’s Bees beeswax, and another special product line ended up being created.Clyde began their beekeeping profession in 1995 once the bees actually found him! A swarm of bees took up residence in an orange tree in the garden, and after having no chance in getting you to definitely come and gather the bees (and in addition without any previous familiarity with bees or beekeeping), Clyde decided to adopt all of them himself and caught the swarm in a cardboard package. In a few days, he had bought a suitable wooden hive field for the bees, and before he understood it, Clyde had six more hives. As time progressed, Clyde accumulated around 25 hives along with his bee garden outgrew his backyard, so he relocated his bees to a place some miles away. For the time being, Clyde joined the l . a . County Beekeepers Association, in which he came across Bill. (find out more about Clyde Steese, his solution to your nation, and to the beekeeping industry.)

Our Tale:

Bill and Clyde hit a sudden friendship, sharing their particular experiences, interest, and passion for bees. As his or her individual colonies continued to develop, and additionally they stumbled on enjoy working collectively, Bill and Clyde understood their unique styles complemented both. So, in 2003, they started initially to combine their particular hives and beekeeping understanding. In 2006, Bill became the full time beekeeper. With Clyde’s subsequent retirement from the City of Burbank, Bill’s Bees became fully incorporated in 2012.
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