Karen Mosholder's biggest inspiration is actually pretty small: her industrious honeybees. "I’d read an article in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette about ‘Burgh Bees, Pittsburgh-based beekeeper’s association," Karen recalls. "[They were] trying to encourage people to take a class, learn the craft, and tend a couple of hives—all in an effort to build the diminishing honeybee population." Karen took the course, bought a couple of colonies, and has been hooked on the busy little buzzers ever since. Her honey operation, located in the foothills of Pennsylvania’s Laurel Mountains, crafts honey cream spreads by hand in small batches.