Strange times. And to add to the current state of events is the arrival of a new ominous pest we must worry about, known by the fear-inducing nickname, the “murder hornet.”
In actuality, they are not new, just new to the United States.
Here’s to a happy & healthy 2019!
We want to thank all our customers and our staff that make every day fun and exciting. We couldn’t do it without you all!
We had some company shenanigans over the break celebrating the holidays! Little Giant Beekeepers would like you to meet some of our staff who have made our parties and work life fun over the last few of years!
Jefferson (LEFT) – Lead bee technician and our resident comedian (as shown by his jaunty Christmas suit!). He might be at your house to help you with bees and we guarantee he will keep you entertained! Interesting fact: He is from Brazil.
Louise Wright (RIGHT) – Meet Little Giant Beekeepers owner, Louise. She got into beekeeping when she was looking for a natural alternative to help her allergies. She and her husband Harold soon became fascinated with all the neat things bees and beekeeping could offer and BOOM – a business was born!
Gail (LEFT) – If you call on a Sunday you will get Gail on the phone to answer your bee questions!
Melanie (RIGHT) – Our back up bee phone Gal!
Manoel (LEFT) – Here he is enjoying some Brazilian food with a friend. Manoel is another one of our friendly bee technicians who also happens to hail from Brazil!
Sandor (CENTER) – Here is Sandor, his lovely wife (LEFT) and Louise (RIGHT). Sandor is one of our beehive removal experts and has been working with us for over 35 years. He is also a retired US Army veteran, and we are grateful for his service.
Missy (LEFT), Jefferson (CENTER), anonymous photobomber and let’s not forget Esther (RIGHT), our fearless behind the scenes bee leader!! She keeps the team together and in line!
KYLE and his wife – These friendly faces are another one of our helpful hive removal technicians. Even with six kids they still manage to get together matching sweaters for our annual Christmas sweater party!
Everyone frantically playing the Saran Wrap game! Esther wrapped lots of goodies and gift cards in Saran Wrap. You must rip through the saran ball before the next person lands on a double in dice. When they land on a double you pass the ball around. It’s a blast, especially when you get something good – gift cards galore!
MISSY – Call Little Giant Beekeepers to schedule an appointment or ask questions and you are likely to get our bee girl extraordinaire Missy! She can answer all your questions, with a smile and a lovely southern accent.
Missy (RIGHT), Jefferson (LEFT) and Mary (on Facetime)! Mary was out of town and Facetime-d in for our annual holiday party. We are sooooo tech savvy!
MARY – Meet Mary, our honeybee “aficionado!” She truly is an encyclopedia of flying insect knowledge and much more. Rarely can you stump her when it comes to questions about bees. Call her and give her a try! She has worked at Little Giant Beekeepers for many years and is a big part of the team.
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