I grew up on a tobacco farm in Piedmont North Carolina. I remember walking outside barefoot and stepping on honey bees…ouch!!! There seemed to be honey bees everywhere. Later on I noticed that there were very few, if any, honey bees hanging out on the blooming plants around the farm. I began to do a little research and found that our honey bees were having a hard time. I decided I would do what I could to help them so I became a Bee Keeper!!