In 1961, Frank Lienert, Jr. bought a hive and a package of bees from Sears & Roebuck in Davis, CA.
And Lienert's Honey was born.
His dad had a half acre of boysenberry bushes that produced zero fruit that summer. After finding out that their lack of sweet summer berries was due to their neighbor's 3 hives of bees not surviving the winter, Frank took matters into his own hands. He brought the hive and bees home and set them up in the boysenberry field. The boysenberries came, and so did the honey, which he began extracting and sold his first jar to his grandmother for $1.
56 years later, that first jar of honey has grown into a full time business. Frank is still at the helm and, with the help of his son, Frank, and son-in-law, Dave, Lienert's Honey can now be found at farmer's markets and grocery stores throughout the Sacramento Valley.