for working with Bees and Dirt. He comes from generations of farmers and he is most at home when his body and soul are surrounded by happy bees. Helene is a city girl, born and raised in San Francisco. However there is country in her blood too. She has a degree in art from UC Buzzerkely. Prior to meeting Spencer, she owned and operated her own small art-based business selling her designs nationally. Spencer was doing carpentry and remodeling for a living when they met. He was keeping bees as a sideline and he had 10,000 lbs. of honey stored in drums at his parents ranch. Helene designed a label for him and began marketing the honey. It has been a sweet adventure that was meant to bee.