Give Thanks For Honey

Who We Are:

In 2010, we placed our first two hives in a garden encircled with trees and wildflowers with preservation of honeybees in mind.  Today, our old-fashioned natural beekeeping methods paved the way into bee yards and beekeepers spanning 3 counties.  Included are commercial and private farms that feature citrus, stone fruit, berries and wildflowers.

Our Promise Honey:

From day one, we made a promise, “If we wouldn’t eat it, we won’t feed it to our honeybees or YOU!”  and our bee gardens and hives have been pesticide, herbicide, fungicide and antibiotic free.  Essential oils, home-made predator and pest traps filled with natural attractants and diligent hive size management replaced the usually prescribed methods.  We only serve traditional pure cane sugar syrup during winter feedings; never HFC’s or GMOD feed alternatives.

Flowers Matter Honey:

The importance of non-GMO open-pollinated heirloom seeds cannot be overlooked when considering honeybee health–we plant these seeds in our own flower and vegetable gardens and encourage you to do the same.

Our Motivation Honey:

Originally dubbed “The Hippie Beekeepers” because we shirked modern beekeeping trends and reached back in time to methods outlined in a Grand Great Aunts Diary who served as the local beekeeper who provided hives for farmers and newlyweds.  A beehive was an ideal gift for any homesteader who gardened or farmed.  In the skeps of her day, bees built out their hive naturally without the modern guides made of wax and plastic with a preformed shaped hex.  We saw better hive health in cutouts and wild hives and decided to get out of the hive and let the Queen rule her realm.

“Reach into ball without fear, gently take hold of the mass in the center, without fear place the bee into the skep.  Use a wooden spoon to bang on the cast iron skillet and the remaining bees will fly into the skep.” –circa 1860

Give Thanks For HoneyBees.  And Yes, The Queen Bee Rules.

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