It all began with the gift of a beekeeping kit. Then Claire Marin realized what all the buzz was about. Soon after, the former magazine publishing executive moved from NYC to the Catskill Mountains and discovered the sweet life of bees. Tapping only local resources throughout upstate New York, including 300 beehives (OK, one in Manhattan) and 2,000 maple trees for their pure maple syrup, raw honey is the golden foundation of Catskill Provisions. It’s harvested and hand-packed in small batches to taste the way nature intended. But who can argue with handmade honey-infused chocolate truffles or honey whiskey? Make a beeline for it.