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Blue Ridge Honey began as a family hobby in the late 1970s. The catalyst was Ventura College which used to offer an array of classes catering to our local agricultural and farming community and one of those programs was Beekeeping. The completion of few beekeeping classes ushered in our new hobby. We quickly learned how to expand our number of colonies by capturing wild bee swarms and splitting existing hives from one into two. We uncapped and then spun out frames filled with honey using a hand-cranked extractor mounted on our dining table in the living room. Many bees converted our ranch home into a hive back then! Blue Ridge Honey has grown to about 1,600 colonies, pollinating floral sources all around the Ojai Valley, Ventura County and beyond.

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