Category Archives: News

Local honey for the allergy season

Our local wildflower honey infused with pollen is our biggest seller. We have targeted several major cities across the U.S. We collect honey, hand collected tree, grass and bush pollen as well as seasonal bee pollen from across the nation. Using our patent pending process we infuse local honey with these locally collected pollens to […]

Do Honey Harvesting Practices Need to Change?

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Some believe it’s time to return to the old ways for harvesting honey for the sake of the bees. Many blame viruses, mites, bacteria and beetles for the decline of the bees, but these are only symptoms of what ails them. Exploitative and mechanistic bee keeping methods could be the real culprits. What if the bee’s very […]

Organic or Not? 

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  Currently, the United States does not have a standard for defining organic honey. Without a definition, no honey produced in the USA can be certified organic by the United States government. If a honey contains a label with an organic certification, the agency that issued the certification can be contacted and the consumer can […]

Honeybees Help Pollinate Blueberries

A large, healthy blueberry plant produces thousands of flower buds every year. With up to 16 individual flowers developing from each bud and every flower a potential berry, pollination needs in blueberries are great. In order to set fruit, pollen that is produced by the flower’s anthers must reach the stigma so it can fertilize […]

GINGER

Aromatic, pungent and spicy, ginger is the underground rhizome of the plant known botanically as zingiber officinale. The plant’s botanical name is thought to be derived from its sanskrit name singabera which means “horn shaped,” reflecting how ginger root appears. It has a firm texture and is covered with a tough brownish skin Ayurveda gives […]

CREATING A QUEEN

From time to time, beekeepers will need to replace old queens or provide a queen to a hive that has, for one reason or another, lost their queen. One method of making new queens is by the Doolittle Method (named for G.M. Doolittle). This is done by grafting the appropriate aged larvae into homemade wax cups. This […]

The 2016 Tupelo Harvest is Here!

The 2016 tupelo harvest is here! It’s some of the best tupelo honey we’ve harvested in many years. Check out the light green cast as we pour the honey into barrels during the extraction process. Buy it now…supplies won’t last. We didn’t make very much.  Click here to buy tupelo honey. Tupelo Honey is one […]