Wednesday was a fun day at the distillery. We hoisted a bee hive full of around 40,000 new employees to the roof, and they are thriving in their new location. Co-founder Adam Quirk's father-in-law Dan Schroeder and uncle-in-law (and Cardinal Spirits investor) Walt Schroeder drove the bees down from their apiary in Fort Wayne. Adam has been a bee enthusiast for a few years after spending time tending hives with the Schroeder brothers on trips to Fort Wayne.
The new hive will provide honey starting in September, which will be used to flavor Cardinal Spirits Honey Vanilla Vodka, as well as some new cocktails in the tasting room.