A pooling of skills and talents has enabled two Horsham Downs families to establish their own honey business. Stephanie and Martin Lynch moved onto their 4.2ha block North of Hamilton in 2002. Martin is an Electrical Engineer and inherited a small number of beehives from his father. The couple built up the number of hives to about 30 and collected bee pollen to sell to Comvita. Then James and Miriam Driscoll moved in next door. Their families got to know each other and, it turned out, James had worked in the beekeeping industry for years. A plan was hatched; while the men would handle the practical stuff with the bees and hives, the women contributed their collective business and marketing skills to product development.