LEWISBURG, W.Va. — The Appalachian Beekeeping Collective (ABC), a project of the nonprofit Appalachian Headwaters, has launched its sales website — ABCHoney.org — to sell the natural honey its beekeepers have harvested from their 850 hives.
Since its creation in 2017, ABC has helped hundreds of people in distressed counties learn how to raise bees, harvest honey and sell their products in an environmentally responsible way. Terri J. Giles, a former U.S. Senate aide and foundation executive who returned home to West Virginia for this venture, has been involved from the ground up and seen the multiple benefits of this social economic initiative.
The ABCHoney.org website features a selection of natural honey in addition to products from partners Benko Glass, J.D. Dickinson Salt, Walter Hyleck pottery and Rishi teas.
“When you shop with us, you support beekeepers, bees and environmental programs that help restore ecosystems in Central Appalachia,” said Giles.