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COUNTRY ROADS

The Inadvertent
Beekeeper
Becoming a beekeeper was
certainly not what Diane Ravens intended when she purchased her house in Ocoee,
Tennessee in 1990. But the
man who had the house before her was a beekeeper and
his customers kept arriving
on her doorstep to buy honey.
Growing curious about her
tiny neighbors and their loyal following, Ravens decided
to learn more.

"Once
I
started
reading
a b o u t
how bees
work
together for the
good of the colony, I became
fascinated," remembers Ravens. After her first time in
the hive, she was hooked.
For several years she pursued
her passion informally, but
in 2001 she officially went
into business as Appalachian
Bee.
Although the source of the
nectar varies with the season, Ravens and her bees
produce hand-crafted richtasting honey. The difference in flavor over mass-produced honies comes from
the amount of processing.
Honey destined for the supermarket requires far more
processing to stabilize it and
stop it from crystalizing.
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