Less than two years after her soups hit the shelves of Whole Foods, Kelly Strong’s business has become a hive of activity.

And it all started with bees.

Nearly a decade ago — after going through a divorce and leaving her career in the software industry — Strong started making homemade granola based on her mother’s recipe.

“I guess it was me reinventing myself,” she said.

The recipe included honey, so Strong decided she would hive her own colony of Italian bees and apply for an agricultural license for them. In search of a name… continue reading on the Colorado Springs Business Journal website »