Ryan and Launi Higgs,
Blue Ridge Apiaries
Value-Added Diversification with
Session Mead Production
Grant Award: $6,000
Combining the skills acquired at the winery with their honey production expertise, the Higgs are in the beginning stages of starting a unique low-alcohol mead operation to add an additional revenue stream to their business.
Diversification is essential for their business, whose sole product production levels can fluctuate from year to year. The mead will add value to their commodity and help insure economic sustainability for the farm.
Connect with them at their website, www.blueridgeapiaries.com