Beekeeping is in the Hiemstra blood! Chris is a third generation beekeeper! His grandfather had beehives in the Netherlands and passed the love of beekeeping onto his sons. Chris' father, Henry, is one of those 6 sons and in 1975 began selling honey in the garage behind his house and named his operation Clovermead. In the late 1980's Henry and Ann moved and restored an old log cabin on their farm, which is the home for the Honey Gift Store you see today.