Chris and Christy Hiemstra
Aylmer, Ontario

Chris and Christy Hiemstra

By Farm & Food Care

Can you imagine a staff of 24 million?! Chris (a third generation bee keeper) and his wife Christy live and work with 900 hives and 24 million bees on their farm where they produce honey and specialty products.

Their staff isn’t always the easiest to work with. ┬áChris estimates he is stung five times a day and admits that even after all these years it still hurts!

This hard-working couple was rewarded for their innovative approach to farming by winning the Ontario Outstanding Young Farmer competition.

Chris and Christy Hiemstra