Why Small Businesses Matter
Shop small, do big things for your community
Why Small Businesses Matter puts a spotlight on the local merchants who donate their time, talent, goods, and services for the betterment of our community. The shop local movement spreads virally as local businesses who are “tagged” have the opportunity to share their story!
You're IT Copper Hive Honey!
Four questions with Andrea Caldwell, founder of Copper Hive Honey.
Why did you start your business?
We started beekeeping and built a 12-hive system. Our bees produced so much delicious honey that we decided to package jars and sell them locally.
What is your best-selling product/service?
Our best-selling product is CT wildflower, honey!
How many local businesses do you use to support your business (products and services) and can you name them?
We sell our honey at Outdoor Design in Greenfield Hill and Harborview Market in Black Rock.
Have you "reimagined" your small business?
When virtual learning was happening, we developed a program and had virtual field trips to visit our beehives. The kids loved it and we had so much fun teaching the science of bees. We still offer classes today.
Andrea would like to nominate Tread and Truss to be featured next - "An amazing and modern moving company"!
HamletHub thanks Fairfield County Bank for making our Why Small Businesses Matter series possible!