Born in Madrid and raised in New York City, Claire M Marin, proprietor of Catskill Provisions had already attained success in the corporate world as Publisher at National Magazines. After discovering the small, rural town of Long Eddy in the Catskill Mountains, she found herself drawn to the bees and how they work in easy harmony with each other and their surroundings. Inspired by their example, she began building her own business drawing upon the local natural resources of Upstate New York. Today, Claire tends to over 300 beehives in Delaware, Sullivan, and Madison Counties in New York State, in cooperation with other local beekeepers to create small batch, hand-packed honey harvested several times a year. The Catskill Provisions community has grown to include locavore restaurants, hotels, and specialty stores whose shared goals include a commitment to sustainable, raw, organic, local food products.