These months have flown by with hit after excruciating hit that have caused everyone to pivot and either adapt or fall behind. We have adapted, bled, and adapted some more. Our first breath of fresh air came this last weekend as our team finally came together. Finally, after months of clawing and scraping out of the hole we dug, finally taking a step forward. We have been understaffed for far too long, which has slowed/stopped progress on the apiary, and so many other needed projects. We had come very close to closing before we even really had a chance to get started.
We could write a novel on the hardships of 2020. We could also write a novel on how we have pushed ever forward and overcome those many, many hardships. Issues such as broken promises, covid, and the economic downturn, have caused us to further organize and better prioritize funds so now we actually have a better budget, and leaner operating projects. We ended up with a more compassionate and dedicated team as well. We learned vital lessons with a smaller crop so that going in to a much larger crop will yield less greater opportunities for success.