Vermillion Creek Honey Company

Local Beekeeper Joins Holt Farmer’s Market

Cathie Wood’s varied career path has included teaching third grade, graphic design, as well as a background in fashion and illustration. Her creativity and care have translated into her latest venture: Vermillion Creek Honey Company. Owned and operated by Cathie since 2017, she manages two apiaries on two sets of property in Laingsburg. Within her 22-27 hives, she produces between 680-750 lbs of honey each year!



“Honey production depends on your current population of bees and the weather has a big impact on the yield,” said Cathie. 

Being her own beekeeper means Cathie can decide how to run her business. She used to take part in the Bath and Williamston Farmers Markets, however, she took a break for a while to help out with her grandchild. She has made a comeback vending at the Holt Farmer’s Market this year and says she’s been welcomed right into the hive. 

Honey contains antioxidants and minerals, which make it both a sweetener and a source of trace nutrition. Wood stated that because of the market’s previous honey vendor, there is an established customer base in Holt that “understands and appreciates raw honey, and chooses that.” 

“I’ve been there twice and I plan to go every other week. It’s been fabulous. A wonderful market, a wide range of customers and really great conversations and very welcoming. I’ve really enjoyed it so far.”

Learn more about Vermillion Creek Honey Co. on their Facebook Page and website. And join us at the Holt Farmers Market Saturdays from 9am-2pm all year long!