With a dream of providing natural, healthy ingredient and supplies to their community Dick & Pat Turanski consider starting a business selling honey and beekeeping supplies.
GloryBee outgrows the “home business” and moves out of Dick & Pat’s garage and into a building on Arrowsmith Street. Adding space for inventory and also allows GloryBee to send out the first mail order catalog.
Pat Turanski, known for her passion for cooking, baking and experimenting with natural ingredients, inspires the Aunt Patty’s brand, and launches with Blackstrap Molasses.
Dick sells his bees, which had grown to over 300 hives to focus on GloryBee full time.
Constantly experimenting with new products, Dick adds flavoring to his honey and creates the five original flavored HoneyStix – peppermint, lemon, lime, cinnamon and licorice.
The second generation is added to GloryBee as RaeJean Wilson, daughter of Dick & Pat, joins the sales team. This same year GloryBee expands, adding 3000 square feet and a maintenance shop.
To better serve customers in Washington, Alan Turanski, son of Dick & Pat, becomes the first Washington outside sales rep.
GloryBee’s passion for natural ingredients and the drive to fully serve its customers is solidified into its mission statement. Business continues to grow and 12,500 sq. ft. is added to the production facility.
The Aunt Patty’s brand receives a refreshing update with completely new brand mark.
To better increase efficiencies, GloryBee consolidates numerous facilities into the new Distribution Center and new home of the Factory Store on Airport Road.
GloryBee establishes SAVE the BEE ®, a nonprofit dedicated to raising funds for honey bee research, education and awareness.
GloryBee rebrands its company brand mark and affiliated products to better reflect the roots of the family-owned and operated company.
GloryBee becomes B-Corp Certified. This certification allows us to rigorously track and improve our social and environmental performance. Click here to learn more.
GloryBee’s line of retail natural baking ingredients, formerly known as Aunt Patty’s, are consolidated under the GloryBee brand.