About

Sisters Betsy Almond and Teresa Farson managed different Artichoke Gift Shops in the Charlotte area during the 1980's. When one of the shops was sold, Betsy and Teresa decided to go into business for themselves.
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Owners in 1985 with Pete Ashcraft, the original owner of The Artichoke
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                         Owners in 2015
Noticing how busy the overstreet mall was during the lunch hour, the girls renamed the store the beehive. The beehive has continued to buzz for over 30 years. 
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1985
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2015
Betsy and Teresa have worked diligently to keep up with the current trends and bring their customers great products at a reasonable price. The beehive's wonderful staff create an atmosphere that is always welcoming and fun. We encourage you to come and just browse.