Meet Anita, graduate from Carthage College and founder of the Honey House, a local Chicago honey store that sells honey, organic tea, canned goods, and more. Her property has ten beehives, hundreds of thousands of bees, and she takes the honey straight from the hive to her jars in her store.
Listen to Anita share the source of her inspiration – her Uncle Alex – and how she developed an incredible hustler mentality at such a young age. Anita highlights the specific jobs of various bees in a colony, the therapeutic effects of beekeeping, and the health wonders of honey. Anita retells the incredible story of the grind to build a physical store, construct all the shelves, label the jars, build her website, and oversee hundreds of thousands of bees. She discusses how honey helps her with her broader goal: spreading awareness of health and well being, both for individuals and the environment. As Anita continues to grow, she always comes back to her core value: maximizing impact in her local community.
If you are ever in Chicago, you need to visit her store! It is an incredible piece of land and she’ll give you a private tour. Also, if you are interested in beekeeping, maximizing local impact, or wanting to befriend a true hustler (but incredibly sweet person), reach out to Anita on IG @honeyhouse_ab