Carmel, CA, November 19, 2019 — The Carmel Honey Co. is setting Cannery Row abuzz with the announcement that it will open a second store on Dec 3rd, 2019, at 700 Cannery Row, Suite Q, in Monterey. There will be a special ribbon cutting with the Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, December 3rd at 5:30 p.m. The ribbon cutting is open to the public.
“We’ve been looking for a location in Monterey for quite some time and are super excited to partner with Cannery Row,” said Jake Reisdorf, founder and chief beekeeper of Carmel Honey Company.
The new store will feature premium honey, hive-related specialty products, unique honey gift packages, bee inspired apparel and their luxury bath and beauty line. You can also schedule a Mini Sweet Experience - Honey Education and learn the basics about bees, how honey is made and sample a variety of honey paired bites.
This is the second retail store for Jake and the CHC team. Their first store is located in Carmel By-the-Sea on the courtyard level of the Carmel Plaza. Stop by either location to taste honey samples, talk bees with Jake, and purchase a local gift that not only supports small business but also gives back.
Everyone is invited to the ribbon cutting ceremony coordinated by the Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, Dec 3rd from 5-7 p.m.
For more information, call (831) 687-8511or go to www.CarmelHoneyCompany.com.
About Carmel Honey Company:
Jake Reisdorf is the owner of Carmel Honey Company. The business began as part of a school project when Jake’s 5th grade teacher was trying to get the class to think about the future. The teacher assigned professions to each student and directed them to research the profession, duties, compensation, etc. and return to class with a presentation to share their findings.
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, but it inspired him to start Carmel Honey Company.
Jake’s passion for honey bees grew as he learned about Colony Collapse Disorder and the benefits of 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.
His “Jake Gives Back” program includes sharing honey bee knowledge with kids and adults of all ages. Whether he’s speaking to the Second Lady of the United States of America, a classroom of 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. CHC also “gives back” by making an annual financial donation to a honey bee research or education organization. So when you purchase something from Carmel Honey Company YOU are giving back to the honey bee.
Jake is currently 17 years old and a Junior at Carmel High School. When not attending class he, with the help of his family, manages his bee hives, works the retail stores, maintains connections with his honey wholesale accounts and processes online orders placed through his website from honey lovers all over the country. But his visionary retail stores are only the beginning for Jake. He’s now setting his sights on a state of the art, interactive, kid-friendly Pollination Center. A place where visitors can learn more about the key pollinators; birds, bats, butterflies & bees and discover why pollination is so important, not only our ecosystem but to our livelihood as human beings.
Since founding the company, Jake has won several awards, including SCORE Young Entrepreneur and CSUMB Start Up Challenge Winner in 2016; Young Beekeeper of the Year in 2017; California Small Business of the Year in 2018; SBDC Rising Star in 2019.
Carmel Honey Company
Marci Bracco Cain
Salinas, CA 93901