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Meet the Beekeepers
Four Generations
 Orville & Gracie Gruwell

Gracie and Orville came to Ft. Pierce, Florida in 1952 to escape the cold long winters of Ottumwa, Iowa. They became interested in beekeeping during their winter residence and continued to support the building of the business for many years.
Carroll & Betty Gruwell
Carroll and Betty from Ottumwa, Iowa also escaped the winters to come to Ft. Pierce, Florida. They worked with bees as well and decided to live in Florida year round so that they could focus on increasing their number of hives and productivity of honey. Carroll continues to work the bees and extract honey at the young age of 76. carrollgruwell@buzzzonin.com
Larry Gruwell
Larry after finishing college decided to forgo a career in engineering in order to rejoin the family in his passion for beekeeping. It must have been all that bee venom! He runs the bee business with his father Carroll. When the bees are not in need of intense attention, Larry enjoys attending his orange and blue alma mater for football games. larry@buzzzonin.com
Brenda Gruwell
Brenda is married to Larry and helps with the bees and the bookeeping. She spends her spare time working with honey and beeswax to create new products. She also is a school teacher and a librarian in the public school system. brenda@buzzzonin.com
Melissa Gruwell
Melissa followed her dads footsteps by taking the same path. After graduating from college and teaching students with learning disabilities how to read she choose to return to the business of keeping bees. She has been working in the honey house since she was 5 years old. She would stand on a stool and scrape beeswax off the top bars of honey frames. melissa@buzzzonin.com

David Gruwell
David is still attending college. Like his dad, he works with the family to pull honey and extract it for you to enjoy. David has been around the bees his whole life as well. He use to play in his play pen in the honey house while the honey was being extracted. When the bees are less busy and time allows, he also enjoys fishing in the Indian River Lagoon and diving in the Atlantic Ocean with his cousin Chris. david@buzzzonin.com
We are full time beekeepers. Our family is dedicated to producing Pure Raw Honey.