Bethany O’Neill was born and raised in Nashville, TN. She admittingly never had a green thumb until she discovered succulents on a trip to Southern California to visit her family in 2018. She was like a kid in a candy store bringing back many cuttings home to experiment with them. Her California roots showed through having much success with her new found collection of plants. She wanted to pass her love along with others, founding The Succulent Bee in 2019.