Michelle Naherny of honey B’s macarons


40 Springer Dr., Highlands Ranch



“A macaron has to mature, like a fine wine,” says Michelle Naherny, maker of fine French macarons and owner of honey B’s macarons in Highlands Ranch. That carefully refined process takes up to four days, during which delicate meringue shells are rehydrated with custom fillings that include fine ingredients like honey from her family’s hives in Castle Pines.

“They’re a canvas for creating something beautiful and delicious,” says Naherny, whose custom designs grace private parties and events of all kinds. 

5:30 AM – Alarm goes off 

7:00 AM – Arrive at honey B’s 

7:09 AM – Read and respond to emails

7:34 AM – Download online orders

7:58 AM – Online-purchase ingredients and supplies 

8:30 AM – Employees arrive

8:47 AM – Turn on rotating oven 

8:50 AM – Begin filling orders

9:00 AM – Open the store 

9:12 AM – Greet and serve walk-in traffic

10:47 AM – Manage in-store and phone orders

11:27 AM – Bake, match and sort macarons

12:35 PM – Fill baked macarons 

1:46 PM – Take a lunch break with employees 

2:23 PM – Consult by phone with customers

3:07 PM – Create designs for custom orders

4:12 PM – Create recipes for fillings 

6:00 PM – Close the store 

6:45 PM – Arrive home 

7:00 PM – Eat dinner with the family

7:45 PM – Do the dishes with husband and three children

8:00 PM – Check-in on the bees with husband Brent 

8:30 PM – Family movie night

10:30 PM – Read in bed 

11:00 PM – Lights out