Together with my darling husband Jimmy, we operate Melissa's Harvest Apiary.  Right now we are just a team of two.  We found something that we love to do together and are very passionate about.

While we've only become beekeepers a few short years ago, we are hoping to become Master Beekeepers together through Cornell University.  We will complete this extensive learning by 2023.

We keep bees while maintaining careers and being parents. Since 2002, I have worked in private practice as a speech-language pathologist.  Jimmy has been with the Memphis Fire Department since 1994. We have four children between us that keep us on our toes.  

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