Kids Who Care: Bizzy Beez Apiary

Beekeeping was a joke to the childhood friends until they made it a reality in June of 2019 by opening their business, 'Bizzy Beez' Apiary.

Posted: Jan 20, 2021 11:01 AM
Updated: Apr 9, 2021 3:07 PM

WABASH, Ind. (WFFT) -- Since third grade, best friends Alix Winer and Landon Topliff have been conjuring up ideas, and luckily...one just happened to stick. 

Beekeeping was a joke to the childhood friends until they made it a reality in June of 2019 by opening their business, 'Bizzy Beez' Apiary.

“We were talking to one of our teachers about it, not about beekeeping, but about stuff like that in general,"  said 17-year old co-founder Alix Winer. "And he actually knows a guy from the area that’s one of the biggest beekeepers in Indiana.”

Winer says he and Topliff are two of the youngest vendors at the Wabash Farmers Market where they finished selling their last bit of honey two weeks ago. 

He says after reaching out to local beekeepers, the duo felt they could turn their idea into something profitable while maintaining quality care toward the bees. 

“We just kind of started from there with one hive and just kind of messed around with it for a little bit until we got serious last year," said Winer. 

Topliff says with minimal beekeeping experience prior to opening up the business, harvesting honey is still an adjustment. 

“You never know what they’re going to do," said 18-year old Topliff. "With bees, you can’t really control what they’re going to do...they’re still apart of nature.”

He says after leaving for Purdue University this school year, he's still going to contribute as much as he can to the business while Winer finishes his senior year. 

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