9.26.2012

The buzz on local beekeepers



Betterbee, a wholesale and retail beekeeping supply business located in Greenwich, announces the sale of its business assets to Northeast Center for Beekeeping, and its principals, Dr. Chris Cripps and Dr. Joe Cali. Northeast Center for Beekeeping will operate under the Betterbee name at its current location at 8 Meader Rd., Greenwich.

A beekeeper for more than 25 years, Chris is a veterinarian by training. He started working with bees in the mid-1980s when he obtained his Boy Scout beekeeping merit badge in pursuit of his Eagle Award. Joe began beekeeping in 1972. Also a veterinarian, he cofounded the Battenkill Veterinary practice in Greenwich.

Former co-owner Margaret Stevens, whose late husband Bob founded Betterbee on the family farm in Greenwich in September 1979 said she warmly supports the transfer of ownership.

 “I enthusiastically welcome the new owners of Betterbee, who will continue Betterbee’s tradition of emphasis on beekeeping education, innovation, and production of products beneficial to the environment,” she said.

--Jennie





 



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