Sometimes a thoughtful gift can cause a chain reaction. A curiosity becomes a hobby that turns into a family business and eventually becomes a cornerstone of a community. When Aron and Jessica Wehr first moved from Pennsylvania to Robbinsville, North Carolina, Aron got Jessica a holiday gift that would change their lives. “I bought my wife a few hives for Christmas in 2010 and I didn’t quite realize at the time that I bought myself a full time job,” Aron says. READ MORE
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