Courtney Mailey

Courtney Mailey is the owner and cidermaker at Blue Bee Cider, based in Richmond, Va. She is a career switcher who left her desk job in economic development to start a cidery. She apprenticed at Albemarle CiderWorks and then started Blue Bee Cider in 2012 in the Manchester neighborhood. Mailey is from an Army family and met her husband while on assignment in Belfast, Northern Ireland. They live in downtown Richmond with a precious cat, Vivian.