Tim & Annie Burrell, Rabbit Creek Bee Company
Queen Rearing & Bee Breeding
Grant Award: $6,000
The Burrells are diversifying their beekeeping operation to include the sales of queen bees and breeder queens to local and regional beekeepers. They are breeding bees that have specific genetic traits such as: hygienic behavior, mite resistance, over-wintering viability, and honey production.
They sell their honey through word-of-mouth, direct-from-farm, tailgate markets, local stores and booths in local fairs. They advertise with ASAP and in regional interest magazines.