The Buzz on Busy Bees NJ

 
 

Did you know that every third bite of food you take is all thanks to the tireless efforts of bees?

Here at Busy Bees NJ we don't take that lightly. Our main goals are to educate the masses, save the bees and have a sweet treat now and again. 

In 2007, Gary G. Schempp, our leading worker bee, took interest in the complex world of bees and beekeeping. Having owned a pest control company for thirty years, Gary shifted gears from killing bugs to saving bees. His love for his work with bees inspired Gary to sell his pest control company to pursue his passion project of saving as many bees as he can. Shortly thereafter, Busy Bees NJ was born. 

 Gary G. Schempp checking out a successfully relocating hive as they are rebuilding their comb.

Gary G. Schempp checking out a successfully relocating hive as they are rebuilding their comb.

What did he do with all of those bees?

Well, all of the bees that Gary rescued and continues to rescue are rehomed all across Cape May County on farms, orchards and vineyards, where the bees have untapped access to their life source; nectar, pollen, water and other resources.

Gary has not only worked in Cape May County rescuing and relocating hives, but he has travelled internationally to continue his beekeeping education as well as to inform others.

 Beekeeping in the Nicaraguan jungle is a little bit different than on our family farm!

Beekeeping in the Nicaraguan jungle is a little bit different than on our family farm!

It also hits close to home...

Not only are the hives located across the county and internationally, but Gary has also rehomed some of the millions of bees he's rescued to our very own family farm. The farm has been run by the family for over seventy-five years. In 2012, Gary and the farm got a new Queen Bee, of the human variety, Erin. Now their farm serves as the main hive for not only the black and yellow insects, but their blended family. 

What started as a hobby has morphed into a way of life; not only for Gary but for the other worker bees in the hive as well.