We began our hobby farm in 2008 located in the beautiful Finger Lakes of NY State. Just off Canandaigua Lake, we are in the valley nestled at the base of a hill surrounded by woods and wildlife. My husband Ben and I both share a love of nature and being outside. We saw an ad in the local newspaper that winter for a Beginner Beekeeping Class as well as a Maple Syrup Workshop. Ben wanted to do Maple Syrup and I wanted to do Beekeeping, so we compromised and did both! Little did we know where this journey would take us. We both share a love of nature so starting our own hobby farm was a pretty easy decision. Being newly married and new home owners we got ourselves a small flock of laying hens, some ducks, turkeys, and rabbits and eventually a cow. We also got our two German Shepherds that go everywhere with us; to conferences, events, our store and even to the apiary.