Olza and Vladimir Stadnikov have over ten years experience in food production, half of which was in Tajikistan and Siberia, the other half from market production here in Oregon. In addition to the wide variety of vegetables they sell at the Lents International Farmers Market, Stadnikov Farm is best known for its dark, rich, local honey. The beekeeping craft has been a tradition with the Stadnikov family for over fifty years. It’s a practice that looks to continue, as Vladimir and Olza’s son has now become the primary hive manager. After managing dozens of hives, the Stadnikovs have become vocal advocates of organic practices and the development of habitat that promotes the proliferation of pollinator species.