We're excited to bring you another in a series of profiles to introduce you to a few of our artisans coming to the 7th Annual Crafty Mart Holiday Show on Saturday and Sunday, November 28th-29th. This is just one in a series of Vendor Spotlights where we let those who will be sharing their wares shine a light on what it is they do. The following profile is Wesley from Akron Honey Company and his response to a mini-questionnaire.
1). What's your name and what is it that you make?
Brent Wesley is my name, and I am an urban beekeeper. I supply Urban Honey, in small batches, to capture the seasonal varieties found throughout the unique neighborhoods of Akron.
2). How did you acquire the unique skill set to do what it is you do?
I learned the art of beekeeping through strenuous research, apprenticeship, and lots of hands on experience, as I learned how to showcase the different varieties of honey, from the different neighborhoods of Akron. My newest skill has been evolving as a partnership with Kaley Foster of Urban Buzz, to design a way to combine our product lines, and transform them in a way that improves the city of Akron and its people , and allows them to engage with our brands in a way they have always wanted to.
3). What is your best seller?
Our best seller has been any Highland Square Batches we've released. However, when we release Middlebury Batches on November 28th, preferences will be challenged. 'Middlebury Red', it's coming..........
4). How long have you been vending? Have you done a Crafty Mart show before?
I have been vending for two years, and have done one Crafty Mart show.
5). Coffee or tea?
Akron Coffee Roasters, please.
Thank you for answering our questions Wesley. And, thanks for coming to the 7th Annual Crafty Mart Holiday Show. We'll see everyone on Sat. & Sun. Nov. 28th-29th at Musica, Akron Art Museum, and Summit Artspace. You'll be able to find Akron Honey Company at Musica.