Bug’s Honey was started in 2013 by owners Steve Southwick and Kate Wilson. Steve and Kate named the honey they produced and bottled Bug’s Honey in memory of Bug, a kitten who was loved by everyone that met him and as sweet as honey itself. Southwick Apiaries has been pollinating farms and providing local honey to Rhode Islanders since 1872, and Steve is the fourth generation of beekeepers in the family. Now the owner of Southwick Apiaries, Steve looks to continue the path set before him by his father, grandfather, and great grandfather. Kate holds a bachelor’s degree from URI in wildlife conservation in biology. With a shared passion for honey bee conservation, Steve and Kate aim to educate the public on the dire need to save the honey bee, while providing Rhode Islanders with local and raw honey from pesticide free colonies.
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