A Little History About Swarmbustin' Honey
Having beegun as a hobbyist beekeeper in 1983, I had the pleasure of xperiencing a boom era. I heard tell that the stock market was jumpin’, and I witnessed my Apiary growing by splitting my own colonies and Busting Swarms throughout our county and beeyond. Discussions amongst beekeepers usually included, “What am I going to do with all these hives?” Life was good and our bees were healthy! Beefore starting out yards, I wanted to increase the Home Yard substantially, as forage was plentiful, yet every year a Princess residing in the valley of which I also am fortunate to live in, would send a Knight to the Bee Farm offering her land for use as an Apiary. I was most grateful for the opportunity, although for three years running, my reply was, “Not quite yet.” When the expansion beecame reality, I came to realize just how thrilled the Princess was with Honey Bees on her estate. I concluded that Honey Bees, a desire not easily attainable, now completed her Paradise. I soon learned of the depth of the request. All contact with the Princess included, “How are the Bees?”, not as an idling question, instead a request for a solid reply. Favorable reports, generated by prolific Honey Bees, were so sweet to discuss, and I realized then, that the presence of our beloved Honey Bees was so much more than filling a void, the Princess’s passion was akin to my own.
The Beeloved Honey Bees Are Our First Passion
Swarmbustin’ Honey was founded from that passion and as a means of supporting our habit, of keeping bees. Our passion exploded and with it the number of hives, followed by beeyards sprouting up in three counties in Pennsylvania and one in northern Delaware. Twenty years later we operate under the umbrella of a cottage industry simply “Gone Wild.” The wildness has spread to outbuildings including barns and sheds used for workstations and warehousing. Our perpetual bouncing of materials beetween buildings restricts our efficiency. We are Bustin’ out of our seams having extended our limitations to the max, hence the need for an All-Under-One-Roof Facility for Swarmbustin’ Honey.
As many of you are aware, in 2014 we beegan a self-induced crowd-funding campaign which is still generating interest and slowly accruing the necessary funds to acquire land and construct an All-Under-One-Roof Facility for Swarmbustin’ Honey. All of the contributions have been set aside until we have enough to acquire the land parcel we have had our sites on. Currently we have $14,824 in this account. Thank you to all of you who have contributed so far. Our Fundraiser, featuring unique Honey Bee related offerings at several donator levels, is still active, have a look on our website: Swarmbustin' Tee Roughles - Self-Induced Crowd Funding