BELLINGHAM, Wash., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- It all began when 11-year-old Henry's mother left him alone for just a few minutes sitting next to a stranger on a plane.
Henry began a conversation that would change lives. The man was a local beekeeper and told Henry about bees and the worldwide crisis of colony collapse disorder. A natural born activist and entrepreneur Henry decided right then and there to go into business and donate a portion of his profits to The Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees.
Henry's parents were skeptical but supportive and soon the family farm had hives and honey everywhere. More than they knew what to do with in fact, and so a la "Baby Boom" and Diane Keaton, Henry's mother started mixing up batches of honey with blends of spices. "Let's face it, there is just so much honey you can eat in tea and on toast," she said. "We had to broaden the use of our honey so we came up with Stingers™ - a line of spicy honey for cooking and barbecuing. You see, I liked the idea of raw pure honey and no preservatives so this was perfect, we even put it on ham sandwiches."
Now Henry and his family sell, The Grumpy Grandpa Blend™ a combination of raw honey, cayenne pepper and garlic. "It's really good on apples," Henry exclaims. And Phoebe's Fireball™ a chipotle and cinnamon combination named after his 10 year-old cousin, who Henry reveals is "...just a little bit bad."
At first people were a bit confused about how to use the Stingers™ so Henry's mom posted recipes. And Henry filmed a couple of infomercials in the family kitchen posting them on YouTube. "We put bee facts on all the labels to try and teach kids more about bees," says Henry who writes all the labels himself and is currently working on adding a section to his website telling kids what they can do to help the bees.
"You know we will only last 7 years once the bees are gone, so we've got to 'Give Bees A Chance.'" Now that really is scary.
To try Stingers™ or help Henry help the bees go to www.henryssweetmiraclehoney.com
SOURCE Henry's Sweet Miracle Honey