Carmel, CA, June 05, 2018 — Jake Residorf and The Carmel Honey Co. have been selected by Assemblymember Mark Stone as a Small Business of the Year honoree for California Small Business Day 2018.
Carmel Honey Co. will be honored at the Small Business Day awards luncheon Tuesday, June 19, at the Sacramento Convention Center.
California Small Business Day 2018 is the result of Assembly Resolution HR-57 that passed unanimously in 2000. The purpose of the day is to “Recognize the Contributions Small Business makes to California.” Since then the California Small Business Association has honored more than 1,500 small businesses in the state of California. The day brings small business leaders, legislators, and state agencies together to celebrate small business.
“It’s a great honor to represent my District. I was super excited to learn that I’m the only beekeeper to receive this award but also the youngest person,” said Reisdorf, who founded Carmel Honey Co. when he was 11 years old and is currently attending Carmel High School. “I’m looking forward to meeting Assemblymember Stone in person, the other honorees and especially touring the State Capitol.”
About Carmel Honey Company:
Jake Reisdorf is the chief beekeeper and owner with his family of Carmel Honey Company, which he started as part of a school project where his teacher assigned professions to each student and directed them to research the profession and build a presentation on it.
While researching his assigned profession of website designer, Jake, 11 years old at the time, decided to take it one step further and actually create a real website. At that time, Jake had taken one beekeeping class with his Dad and thought it would be cool to design a website about honey bees.
Not only did Jake get an “A” on the project, it inspired him and spurred him to start Carmel Honey Company.
His passion for honey bees grew as he learned about Colony Collapse Disorder and real honey. Expanding his research and education drove Jake to learn more about honey and bees and ultimately decide it was critical to give back.
The “Jake Gives Back” program includes sharing honey bee knowledge with kids and adults of all ages. Whether he is in a classroom speaking to first-grade students, or at a corporate event talking with business owners and seasoned professionals, his passion and appreciation of how honey bees impact our world is infectious. He also “gives back” by making a financial donation to honey bee research and education organizations.
Jake currently attends Carmel High School and keeps his knowledge of apiology (the scientific study of bees) current by continuing to manage his own honey bee hives and attending industry conferences throughout the country.
Carmel Honey Company
Marci Bracco Cain
Salinas, CA 93901