Gentle Breeze

Gentle Breeze
Eugene Woller
Mt. Horeb, WI

As with many other beekeeping operations, the Woller’s family business grew out of something that started as a personal hobby.  Following high school graduation, Eugene attended the Farm Short Course at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.  After taking a beekeeping class through the UW's Entomology Department, he became fascinated with the wonders of the beekeeping world.  He was soon offered a job doing research on honeybees at the UW through the US Department of Agriculture.

In 1965 with the help of his wife, Donna, Eugene started Gentle Breeze Honey on a modest, part-time basis with the purchase of seven hives from a retiring beekeeper.  The business was nurtured and sustained for many years with help from our three children, became a full-time endeavor in 1991, and has now grown to approximately 600 hives. Enjoy their delicious honey!