Homeschool Teen Turns Beekeeping Hobby Into Business

Enterprising teen turns beekeeping hobby into business

Nicholas Simpson was 11 years old when he showed his first interest in beekeeping. Five years later, he’s got a honey business that’s abuzz with activity. Simpson, 16, received a bee hive from the St. Croix Valley Beekeepers Association five years ago. The association gives out one hive and the necessary equipment to an area youth each year to see if it will spark an interest in the hobby. Simpson was one of the first area youth to receive the donation.