Thistle and Bee

Thistle & Bee

Thistle & Bee Enterprises is devoted to raising bees, growing herbs, and building a business for holistic workforce preparedness to women rebuilding their lives. It is modeled after the Thistle Farms/Magdalene House ministry founded in Nashville, TN. 

Visit Thistle & Bee at the Cooper-Young Farmers Market on the first and third Saturdays of each month. The market’s summer hours are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. You can purchase T&B’s cold lemonade and tea by the cup or growler, their amazing granola, and other products. Products are also available at Curb Market, The Mustard Seed, St. George’s Book Shoppe, and Highpoint Grocery. All products are made by women employed by Thistle & Bee, who have survived sex trafficking and prostitution. Learn more on their Facebook page (Thistle and Bee Enterprises, Inc.), and at