This week, the ACE Honey Micro-Enterprise Business reaped its first batch of honey!
Thanks to our bee masters from Ringgold, Georgia, and Port Maria, Jamaica, Anthony – our first bee keeper with ACE – reaped his first batch of honey. What a sweet moment! Everyone present watched from afar as the two bee keepers went up the hill at the campus in their suits and pulled some of the honey from the hive. The bees were not very happy about it. The honey frame was put in an extractor where the honey was removed and filtered into a bucket.
This was just our first shot at it, but we got 28 pounds of honey! Thanks to Randy, from Ringgold, we put them in the 1-pound honey jars. We are working on getting the labels on and storing them. If anyone would like to help join in on this project, ACE would love it.
We need to purchase quite a few items to beef up the production and, well, honey is a great business to be in if you have the place, time, and investment. Anthony is so excited. He said this week that he has a friend who really wants to learn to make honey.
Of course! After all, the goal is to get these young men excited about making a living for themselves and their family. Just like it takes a village to raise a child, it takes many hives to make a business. Think about getting involved with your time and treasure. We need you!
BEE seeing you soon!