Bee Sweet NC, LLC

Bee Sweet NC, LLC
Tom Parnelle
3000 Gardner Park Dr
Gastonia, NC 28054
GASTON County
Phone: 704-718-5476
tom@tomparnelle.com

To Protect and Provide Bees and their Products for the Benefit of our Local Community.

Special News
Think Locally! Need to find a beekeeper who is a natural raw honey producer in the Charlotte Metro area of North Carolina? Come taste what you’ve been missing. Bee Sweet NC is your link to sources of local, natural, raw, unpasteurized honey, straight from hives located in Gaston County, North Carolina. If are not fortunate enough to keep bees, or don’t know of a beekeeper in your neighborhood, then give us a call and we will be glad to help you. Unpasteurized, raw honey is generally available in many sizes including 8oz bottles, 1 lb. bottles, 1 quart jars, and even large buckets of honey for wholesale use or for local mead brewers. If honey is what you want, we have it in about any size you need Please find below our current price list. If you would like to place an order, you can tell us what you need or request more information by emailing us at beesweetnc@tomparnelle.com

About US
During a warm summer day back in 2010, I was visiting with some friends of my son, when I glanced outside of the window and noticed two bee hives in a small garden next to the house. My first thought was that I hope I don't get stung as I had spend a large portion of my childhood receiving inoculation shots to help my body build up a tolerance to being stung by a bee. Yes, I was severely allergic to insect stings, and thus anytime I saw a bee, my guard would immediately come up. Now I was confronted with the fact that 50,000 bees were just outside the window, there was no way I was going outside. I began to share my story with the owner of the property, and he assured me that I would be safe. Questions raced through my mind about the bees swarming on me if I went near the hive, and why would anyone have a hive in their yard? After much discussion with the homeowner, I learned that bees are very calm and docile insects and that keeping bees could become a hobby that is very satisfying. Besides, what a great by product of keeping bees, large amounts of honey!

How do I do this? Well I enrolled in a local bee keeping class being offered by a local cooperative extension office. They taught me all about bees, equipment, harvesting, diseases, and everything imaginable about bees and tending them. They provided an exam which I passed, and became certified as a North Carolina State Beekeeper. Eventually, I joined the American Beekeepers Assn (ABF) and the North Carolina Beekeepers Assn. Taking the knowledge from class, I purchased my first hive and installed the bees. I added a second hive early in March and by the time the honey flow came; I had two hives that were producing large amounts of honey. One hundred and ten pounds of honey, certainly more than I could ever use. How should I get rid of this? Well, how about help my friends? I could provide the honey to my friends with allergies, gifts to family, and of course I would consume plenty. My wife and I ended up giving over 80 pounds of honey away. The joy of helping others, especially little Corbin who is a young boy with allergies, was gratifying. He loves eating honey and it is helping him with his allergies. We ended up hearing stories from many people how they felt better from eating our local honey. Hmmm. What now? I still have honey left over, and a fat man can only eat so much. Maybe we will sell it at a good price to those who want a quality product? Bee Sweet NC LLC was formed on that day. We are a small family company that is committed to helping others with a quality local and healthy product. We tend bees that produce honey because we love doing this, we like the product, and we are happy that the bees are pollinating everything around them. It is such a good feeling knowing that we are providing so much more than just honey.

We have plans for continued growth as we are now moving into more hives to meet the local demand. We plan on providing most of our products and services to the Greater Gaston County area, including surrounding counties. Because of the low overhead to run this business, we continue to operate from our home and keep Bees Sweet NC, LLC a local company owned and operated by Tom Parnelle. We still view this as a hobby gone wild, and we approach each day with our hives and bees as if it was the first day. This fresh approach to helping others, providing a great product, and having fun while doing it, is what makes Bee Sweet NC LLC a company worth doing business with.

Our Products
honey, pollination services, bee removal

Directions
The best way to reach us is through email (beesweetnc@tomparnelle.com) or by phone 704-718-5476

Hours of Operation
Monday through Saturday 9am - 5pm

Web Site
www.beesweetnc.com

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Online, Phone, Email

 


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