For Ruth, it all began when her children begged for a dog, but instead she bought them three chickens. Raising chickens was rewarding and soon beekeeping piqued her interest so much that she didn't hesitate to sign up for NYCBA's course in beekeeping. Timing was perfect! The ban against beekeeping in New York City was lifted just as Ruth completed her beekeeping course. Ruth has 9 beehives in Douglaston, Queens and on an organic farm on Staten Island. Being with her bees is meditative which allows her to reboot from a busy week of working full time for an investment firm and raising four children. Permaculture is what Ruth and her husband strive for in Queens. They grow vegetables and flowers from seeds; they compost; use rain barrels; their pets with benefits reward them with fresh eggs and honey. Ruth also teaches kids yoga and works on mosaic tiling. She warns that next time someone begs you for a dog…you never know where it might lead.
After spending 20 plus years in a publishing career Matt has switch gears and has just recently completed his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at Columbia University in New York City. He enjoys writing and spending time in the bee yard assisting Ruth among all the hundreds of thousands of bees. His new book, Body Energy - Unlock The Secrets Of The Chinese Body Energy Clock, is available at Amazon.com.
Mee Beauty was born from our desire to create all-natural products (lip balms, face cremes and body lotions) from the honey we collect from our bees each season.