Our Bee-Loud Glade: The Honey Bees at Midsummer Farm
The Honey Flow is On! We have started extracting some honey from our hive. We bought the bees last year from Gunther Hauk (author of Toward Saving the Honey Bee and pioneer in Biodynamic Beekeeping) of the Pfeiffer Center and so far they are doing well and pollinating our gardens impeccably.
We use no chemicals or pesticides in our hive and work hard to keep the bees’ immune systems strong and healthy. We have been very lucky as bees in North America are plagued with diseases and parasites and the honey bee population is in desperate jeopardy.
Honey bees are important pollinators - we see a huge difference in our crops since we started beekeeping. They also create products that humans can get no where else and that cannot be made synthetically — Honey, Bee’s Wax, Propolis, Bee Pollen, and others. In other words, sweetness and light! Bee products are also known to have tremendous health benefits.
Products we currently offer:
– Honey !
– Hand-dipped beewax candles
– Poured/molded beewax candles
– Lip Balms made with beeswax and extra-virgin cold-pressed organic olive oil infused with our own organic White Sage. To view the complete line of Balms and Salves please click here.
– A variety of Skin Salves made with beeswax and extra-virgin cold-pressed organic olive oil infused with our own organic herbs. To view the complete line of Balms and Salves please click here.
We also sell Baklava and Other Honey-rich baked goods made with organic ingredients and of course, our own honey!
All of our products made from our hive are all natural and pure and simple as possible.
The bee’s pollinating work ensures the food supply. We are dependent on them for all growing things- by supporting local beekeepers, your own garden, as well as the gardens of the world, grow better.