The SugarBee® apple was created on a sunny spring day by an industrious bee who carried pollen from a Honeycrisp blossom to an unknown tree. Mother Nature did her part and the SugarBee® apple was born. Grower Chuck Nystrom noticed the branch in his orchard as it produced a beautiful bi-colored apple that was crisp and Sweet as can Bee. The growers at Chelan Fresh agreed with Mr. Nystom and made the decision to grow the SugarBee® apple.
Many of our SugarBee® growers are part of 3rd and 4th generation families who are passionate about growing high quality apples, pears and cherries. They are committed to best agriculture and business practices so that their families can continue to farm for future generations.