Wild Mountain Bees
Do you have a beekeeper in your life? Or maybe someone that loves beeswax candles? Or soap? Or lip balm? See that-I just covered all of humanity there! Here’s the thing-my friend Jon Christie has got you (and ALL OF HUMANITY!-in my head, James Earl Jones is saying this) covered!
His wonderful store, Wild Mountain Bees, housed in a home in North Asheville (take Merrimon Ave. north, until it begins turning into Weaverville Hwy. in Woodfin), covers the range of apiarty-based goods (and services-look for upcoming classes or order nucs for spring now). Jon has long been a supporter of my book, and I’ve long been a supporter of all he does (he’s profiled in that book, too!).
Now that he has a brick-and-mortar store that’s much closer to my home (formerly, I either drove the steep driveway out to his mountain home in Madison County or rendezvoused around town in various locations to purchase his wares), I wanted to stop in and pick up a few items for holiday gifting. Whether you’re looking to pick up a smoker or bee suit for the budding apiary enthusiast in your life, or some locally made beeswax tea lights or Jon’s own propolis tincture (!!!) to fill stockings, Wild Mountain Bees has just what you need. He’s only open today until 5:30, and then from 10-5:30 Friday and Saturday, December 20th and 21st, before closing up for a bit over the winter.
If you stop in, tell him I sent you. Beekeepers, and small business owners, like the winged creatures we love so much, thrive by supporting each other!