Founder, Executive Baker

Benjamin Vickers is a native of Lakeland, Florida and was raised with a deep appreciation of all things sweet and yummy.

After studying literature in Tallahassee, he moved to New York for formal culinary training at the Culinary Institute of America, chasing his dream of opening a bakery named Honeycomb. During his time in New York, he worked at Dominique Ansel Bakery; became Pastry Chef of Serendipity Catering in Ithaca, NY; then baked breads, pastries, and desserts for the prestigious Relais & Châteaux resort Blackberry Farm in Tennessee.

He returned to his hometown in 2017 to become the pastry chef of Nineteen61 before founding Honeycomb. The breads, pastries, and desserts you enjoy owe their distinct style and exceptional flavor to Benjamin’s unique experiences and background.

His favorite dessert is mint chocolate chip ice cream… Yum!

To contact Benjamin directly, email


Farmer’s Market Breadseller

Born in Warren, Ohio, Chloe now calls Lakeland home. She teaches Social Studies to local middle school students and is a candidate to graduate from Southeastern University in May of 2019.

Chloe enjoys running, cooking, and leading worship; and spending time with her family, friends, and church. She loves classic rock, 80’s movies, and of course Dolly Parton!
Here at Honeycomb, Chloe earned her Golden Bee in January of 2019 and can be found serving artisan bread and bringing joy to Lakelanders each weekend at the Farmer’s Market.

Her favorite treat are chocolate chip cookies… mmmm!



Artisan Bread Baker

Taylor has been calling Lakeland her home for almost a year. She moved here from Weeki Wachi: home of the mermaids!
She is taking time off from formal studies to gain experience in other fields.

In her free time, she likes to create art, travel, walk trails, listen to music, Netflix & Chill, and spend time with family and friends.

These days, she works in Honeycomb's bakeshop, learning more than she every thought there was to know about bread and pastries!

Her favorite dessert? Chocolate cake… classic!


“Life is what you bake of it”