10 Yr Old Boy With Bee Passion Growing Into Family Honey Business Named After Him

10 Yr Old Boy With Bee Passion Growing Into Family Honey Business Named After Him

Amari McGibbon, a 10-year-old boy from Duncans, Trelawny, has a promising future in bee farming through his family's honey production company, Amari's Honey. Since a young age, Amari has been actively involved in his father's business, which was named after him. As a grade five student at Glen Preparatory School in Discovery Bay, St Ann, Amari shared his experiences and contribution to the family's small business.

Amari's Honey was established in 2020, but Amari has been assisting his family in bee farming since he was six or seven years old. He has always been there to help with reaping, taking care of the bees, and feeding them with sugar water. His father even put his name on the brand sticker and labeled the bottles with "Amari's Honey." Despite being a small business, Amari's Honey is doing well in terms of sales and has enough honey to produce large bottles.

The honey is harvested from the 30 bee colonies operated by Amari's Honey. The distribution point for the honey is located at the McGibbon family's meat shop. The prices for the honey range from $1,000 for small bottles to $3,000 for large bottles. 

Nicholas McGibbon, Amari's father and the proprietor of the business, started bee farming on the advice of a friend. He wanted to find an alternative source of income alongside his pig rearing business, especially with the expensive and scarce feed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The friend suggested bee farming as it requires less maintenance and feed. Since then, Amari's Honey has gained a customer base that includes local buyers as well as visitors from the United States, England, and Switzerland. Customers who come to the meat shop often try the honey and end up purchasing it if they find it to be of good quality.

Amari's involvement in the business has been motivated by his love for animals. From a young age, he expressed his interest in joining his father and even endured a few bee bites. He assists in reaping and feeding the bees, and his father tries to involve him as much as possible. The decision to name the company after Amari was a marketing strategy, as his young age and involvement would attract people's attention.

Recently, Amari had the opportunity to present the company's honey to Franklin Witter, the state minister in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries. This experience further strengthened Amari's enthusiasm for the family business. His teachers and friends think it's cool, and some even buy two bottles of honey. Amari finds it fun and expressed his willingness to continue with the family business as he grows older.

In conclusion, Amari McGibbon's involvement in his family's honey production company, Amari's Honey, showcases his passion for bee farming at a young age. With his active participation and the success of the business, Amari's future in the industry looks promising. To learn more about Amari's Honey and their endeavors, visit www.purejamaicamedia.com 

Credit : The Gleaner Jamaica