Having access to local healthy food and produce isn’t a luxury everyone in our country has. So when a farmer’s market popped up in one of the most impoverished neighborhoods in Florida, one man set out to tackle the problem by gathering a group of teens and turn them into entrepreneurs.
Reginald Buroughs started helping Khristian and Chris to launch Black Bee Honey! The inspiration behind Black Bee Honey is to provide access to local, healthy food choices in an area that is dominated by fast food chains.
“A (food desert) is an area or neighborhood that doesn't have access to fresh foods”, says Khristian. “What Black Bee Honey provides is a healthy alternative source of sugar for kids, rather than going to a convenient store and buying other unhealthy sugary foods.”
Another objective for Black Bee Honey is to teach business skills to young entrepreneurs and have those skills applied in a real-world environment vs.learning the concepts in a classroom.
“This is an opportunity for me to instill some type of education within the community,” says Reginald Buroughs. “So when these kids finish high school, go to college and come back, they won’t have to look for a job, they can now create their own.”
When Reginald Buroughs met Khristian and Chris, he asked them “Who do you want to work for?” Their response was simple - they don’t want to work for anyone but themselves!
Black Bee Honey is primarily sold at their local farmers market in Florida. However, in classic Steve Harvey fashion, he reached out to his friends at igourmet.com to help turn Black Bee Honey into a national brand!
Get yours TODAY! Head over to igourmet.com/steve (limited supply available)
Please enter the code BEEZ at checkout today and the proceeds of all honey sales today (7/11) will go directly to KIDZ Zone to invest in Black Bee Honey when the code is entered at checkout!