Jim and Sally Myers - Cedar Creek Honey
Jim and Sally have been beekeepers for the past nine years. They enjoyed the bee exhibit at the Minnesota State Fair and decided it was time to start raising their own bees. The Myerses started Cedar Creek Honey with three hives and have grown their operation to more than 25.
Many of the Myers’ hives are kept on their property in Andover, but others are kept on small trailers for mobility. The hives produce about 1,800 pounds of honey a year which the family sells at many area festivals, farmers markets, and from their home.
Jim and Sally’s sons, John and Dave, help out during the honey harvest and daughters-in-law Heather and Angela, along with granddaughter Amanda, help sell the Myers’ honey at area events.
Jim is a Certified Master Beekeeper and a former member of the board of directors of the Minnesota Hobby Beekeepers Association. He teaches bee keeping locally and gives presentations on bees, other pollinators and pollinator friendly gardening to area schools, clubs and organizations. Jim is a former biology teacher at Anoka High School.
Jim and Sally make and sell hives; Jim also mentors new beekeepers. Jim serves as a honey judge and volunteer at the Minnesota State Fair honey exhibit and is a member of the Andover Pollinator Awareness Project.