Abeille, a beehive-leasing company, is this year’s business for the third period Virtual Enterprise class.
Abeille’s CEO and CFO are Raquel Friedmann and Edith Esparza, respectively.
Edith said, “I’m excited for our company and I’m excited to win nationals!”
Abeille’s business model is to lease beehives to farmers who need bees to pollinate their crops. When Abeille is done leasing the bees, they reclaim the bees’ honey, wax, and other byproducts to sell to other companies that use them in their own manufacturing.
In Sciacca’s first period Virtual Enterprise class:
First period Virtual Enterprise’s business is The Great Park Wildlife Center based in Irvine, California.
Cesar Chavez and Brooke Morrow are the company’s CEO and CFO.
Cesar said, “We have a big weight on our shoulders from last year. We can only hope to follow in their footsteps and start a tradition for Costa Mesa Business Academy.”
The Great Park Wildlife Center will be a local attraction. It is similar to a zoo, but The Great Park Wildlife Center gives visitors the ability to pet some of the animals and learn about the wildlife of the area.
“Sometimes it’s not how you start, it’s how you finish, and first period is showing signs of that,” said Mr. Sciacca, Virtual Enterprise’s teacher.