Griesemer Beekeeping was started in 2007 by Jim Griesemer. His interest in beekeeping began during High School. This inspired him to start his own business. With a youth loan through the Farm Service Agency, he was able to get started. His focus was on raising bees, building equipment, educational presentations and swarm removals. He participated in the Berks Schuylkill Beekeepers Association, where he meant lots of mentors and gained lots of first hand experience. During college, the business was not as active, but he continued to keep his own bees, participate in limited events and educational presentations. In 2013, he married Christine (Esterline) Griesemer. Soon, a bee suit arrived to turn her into a beekeeper. Since 2013, Jim and Christine have worked together to grow Griesemer Beekeeping to provide wholesale products, retail products, apiary management, sales at festivals and events, educational presentations, extraction facility rentals, custom orders and swarm removals. In 2020, Griesemer Beekeeping transitioned to become Griesemer Beekeeping LLC. Additionally in 2020, Jim and Christine purchased a small farm in Robesonia, Pa. With the purchase of the new property, Griesemer Beekeeping LLC will continue to grow and expand. Griesemer Beekeeping plans to have a larger apiary at the new farm versus smaller apiaries at multiple locations. This will allow them to better manage the hives and check the bees more frequently while being able to increase the total number of hives managed. Their first step in growing for 2020 is the online store! In 2021, Griesemer Beekeeping will increase hive numbers. Check "Our Hive Blog" to find updated information as Griesemer Beekeeping takes this online journey and shares it with their customers.
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