Growing up, one of our founders, Karen, watched her grandfather keep bees on their family cattle farm in Virginia and sell honey and beeswax candles at the local farmer’s market. She had not been up close and personal with a beehive in many years, and was excited about learning a new hobby as a part of building Vista. Karen read beekeeping books cover to cover and took several classes at the Sustainable Food Center with the knowledgeable local beekeeper extraordinaire Tara from Two Hives Honey. It was in the “Hive Inspection 101” class, where she held a buzzing frame, that Karen [...]