For this month’s Business Spotlight we take a look into Sleepy Bee Worx. This shop is a perfect example of how a hobby can turn into a profitable small business. Christina Zink is a local beekeeper and the proud owner of Sleepy Bee Worx in Franklinville, NC, where she sells a wide variety of products such as bath bombs, candles, body butter, room sprays, and even products for your furry friends. One great product she makes is a Pad Defense that is great for protecting your pet’s paws, ears, noses, and elbows! However, her specialty is in the many artisan soaps she produces. Each is crafted with unique designs, shapes, and scents. There’s Au Naturale, Black Raspberry Vanilla, Calming Confetti, Eucalyptus Spearmint, Creamy Orange, and Lavender, to name a few!
These great items don’t make themselves, though. It all began in 2012 when her husband, Michael suffered an injury that kept him out of work. He decided to take on beekeeping as a hobby, much to Christina’s dismay. But soon she fell in love with it. Fast forward a bit and she starts to get into soap making. After a year of trial and error, she perfected the recipe and process and is now running a small business with a beautifully crafted line of products, most of which are made as a result of their beekeeping.
Although the soap-making process can be quite extensive, Christina, however, says it is very rewarding to see the completed product.
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