Nerija Kupryte Hopkins was born in Lithuania. As a child, and working on her family farm, Nerija learned the art of beekeeping. Settling in Rochester, MA in 2003, Nerija started a couple of bee hives to work on in her spare time. Forty plus hives later, the 'Nettie's Bees' business now supplies bee hives to Rochester cranberry bog owners. Her bees provide local honey to hundreds of customers. It is Nerija's passion for the bees that we all are grateful and share in the bounty it generates.