Bountiful Blossoms Bee Company, LLC is owned by Brian Orth and Carol Fassbinder-Orth. They started Bountiful Blossoms Bee Company as a side business in 2015, selling honey and beeswax products from just 4 honey bee hives. They now have 50 colonies of bees, and Brian manages the business and the farm fulltime. Carol is also a Biology Professor at Creighton University. She researches honey bee viruses and colony collapse disorder, and puts 10% of the proceeds from the sales of their products toward her honey bee research. Carol and Brian’s mission is to produce and sell the highest quality honey and beeswax products to consumers. To do this, they take extra steps to provide a high quality product, including harvesting honey at different timepoints during the year so customers can appreciate different varietal honeys, doing pollen analyses on the honey and providing that information to consumers, placing beehives in locations as isolated as possible from industrialized agriculture, painting hives with nontoxic paints, and producing skin care products that use only plant-based scents and colorants, and don’t require preservatives. Honey bee and pollinator awareness and education are important parts of their mission at Bountiful Blossoms Bee Co, and selling their products directly to consumers in the Omaha area has allowed them to expand awareness of pollinator health decline while providing customers with high quality bee products.