Pedro Salas is the heart of the hive
Pedro Salas is a Vermont beekeeper, selling honey and hand-crafted beeswax candles at the Burlington Farmers Market and other local markets since 2000. His home in Starksboro, VT doubles as a workshop, where 10-15 hives are carefully tended to. On top of those, Pedro cares for 30 other hives in various farmlands through the Champlain Valley to source honey for his products.
Pedro processes his own honey, from which he also gets the beeswax to make his candles. Over the years in the honey business, he has begun to create other honey-based products, experimenting with Honey Mead, Honey Lemonade & Hot Honey Cider - with delicious success. Pedro regularly sells his go-to Honey Baklava & Pistolis, Lip Balms & Nutcracker Sweets, as well.
Keeping honey hopes high.
Bee Happy adapts to COVID-19
Pedro has been a long-time vendor at the Burlington Farmers Market. He was fortunate to be able to adjust his business to the COVID-19 protocols to be part of the 2020 summer markets, but this year was different. In the past, the farmers' markets, craft fairs, and other large crowded events supported him throughout the year with physical, in person sales, but this years circumstances were challenging for all vendors.
Knowing the market season would be shorter and less trafficked, Pedro adapted to sell his products in the COVID era. His son, Tobin, assisted him in creating an online platform for the business - a website and active social media profiles have enhanced the business by developing mail orders, local deliveries, and pick-up orders. Now, with Local Maverick, Bee Happy hopes to continue this online trend to reconnect with their Happy customers.
Bee Happy Vermont Products
258 Big Hollow Rd.
Starksboro, VT 05487
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