Darren Orr, Orr’s Bee Supply
Grant Award: $6,000
Orr Bee Supply has expanded their apiary by 20 hives in order to offer organically raised and treated honeybees for local customers at more competitive prices. This expansion lets them provide a stronger, more effective, pest resistant honeybee at an affordable price.
The grant paid for twenty 3 lb packages of bees, lumber for new hives, feed, queens and storage building.
Income is expected to increase 40% in the first year and 80% in the second year. The demand for bees each year is greater than they can supply. Orr Bee Supply sells in North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina, Virginia and Georgia.
Visit them at www.orrbeesupply.com
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