We are all in the middle of practicing physical distancing, and while this time is very challenging for everyone right now, it is especially difficult for small businesses. Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and we need to support them however we can, so every week we will be featuring some of our local small businesses.
This week we are featuring The Humble Bee, which is a local family of beekeepers who loves to share how important bees are for our food supply and environment. The Humble Bee is located in the Parkland County area. Check out The Humble Bee on Facebook or Instagram, or you can contact them via phone at 780-289-0980
What is Unique About Your Business or What Made You Choose This Type of Business?
I am a local beekeeper and my family made the switch to single-use, plastic-free almost two years ago with handmade, reusable beeswax food wraps. I started to make wraps for friends and family and it just took off. Now I make Beeswax Food Wraps, Beeswax FireStarters, and Beeswax Candles, as well as unpasteurized honey. I also do in-person field trips with a live hive ‘What’s the Buzz About Bees?’ presentation for schools, playschools, sparks, guides, etc. in May and June.
What is Your Favourite Small Business (aside from your own)?
Spring Lake Naturals – love their shampoo and conditioner bars!
If You Had One Piece of Advice to Someone Just Starting Out, What Would it Be?
Follow your heart and be passionate about your products.
What Are Your Long-Term Business Goals?
Add more handmade unique beeswax items and increase my retail store locations.
What is Your Funniest/Weirdest/Most Memorable Experience With a Customer or Client?
Just how many messages to tell me how they love their wraps and how they never realized the amount of single-use plastic they used before. It makes me feel so good knowing I am helping the environment, not only with our beehives, but with my wraps!
Thank you, Terri, for participating in Small Business Sunday!