The Gypsy Bee Story
“One of my fondest and most intriguing childhood memories springs from the carefree days of exploring near my home in Nashville, Tennessee, in the mid-1950s. Living in a neighborhood bursting with children of all ages and surrounded by acres of ancient woods, I was fortunate to have experienced many memorable adventures. But one was truly magical.
One day while playing in the open fields, my friends and I began roaming farther from home until we found ourselves at the edge of the mysterious woods. Tucked in and around the giant trees that surrounded the bare patch of forest floor was a remarkable sight – ornately decorated wagons trimmed in crimson and ochre, horses with glittering red and gold harnesses, and gaily dressed people draped in azure-fringed shawls and dangling jewelry. The vivid color and pure wildness of the scene thrilled me to my toes, and the memory is just as rich and seductive to me today.
Five decades later, I continue to explore what lies beyond the edge of the woods. The stretch of forest I call home is layered into the mountains of Western North Carolina, not far from my native Tennessee. My gypsies now appear in the form of gold and brown honeybees, which I take great delight in observing, protecting, and nurturing.
These gypsy bees pollinate my blueberries, raspberries, grapevines, wildflowers, and plants that decorate my mountain homestead with splashes of raucous color. In addition to their amber elixir, the bees give me yet another treasure that is just as sweet – the memory of my long ago gypsy sighting.
GYPSY BEE soap is an extension of my magical childhood adventure. Using the purest natural ingredients including honey from my own hives, I am privileged to offer an extensive line of products for body and soul from GYPSY BEE BRAND – luxury, wild and pure!”
~ Sherrye Perry
Beekeeper & Gypsy Bee Owner