Raw honey comes to you as it exists in the hive, full of enzymes, antioxidants and pollen. It has 22 amino acids, 31 different minerals and a wide range of vitamins. It contains 30 types of bio-active plant compounds that act as antioxidants.
Natural Beeswax Products
Handmade with natural beeswax, and organic materials you can currently purchase lipbalms, lotions, and sustainable beeswax wraps in our farm shop and at markets.
Classes & Tours
Visit the farm and experience our honey bees with our beekeeper. New for 2022, we hope to add more events.
Meet our Beekeeper
Lauren's Beekeeping Journey
Originally from Ohio, Lauren has over 8 years of beekeeping experience ranging from raising her own bees, collecting feral swarms, producing and selling quality honey and beeswax beauty products and mentoring new beekeepers.
Laurens’ goals for our apiary include growing our bee population to over 50 hives, harvesting honey to supply our CSA members with great local honey and to craft natural beeswax beauty and home goods products to seek at our farm store and at farmers markets. Lauren is currently studying to earn her apprentice level beekeeping certificate through the Alabama beekeepers association.
Her long term goal is to become a master beekeeper.
Classes & Tours
Join Lauren for a talk on the life of the honeybee and the equipment needed to keep them. Next, suit up and head out to the apiary to open real hives and learn about bee jobs, how honey is made and to spot the queen. Lastly, we'll head back to the shop to taste and see how different honey products are made and sample honey straight from the hive. Tours will last approx.1.5 hours. For cost, dates and availability:
Bee Hotel & Local Pollinators
There are roughly 4000 species of solitary bees in North America and they are the primary pollinator of agricultural plants in most of the country.
Native bees are estimated to pollinate 80% of the flowering plants around the world. They are responsible for pollinating crops like squash, tomatoes, cherries, blueberries and cranberries, to name a few.
Native bees to Alabama like the Blue Orchard Bee, the Southeastern Blueberry Bee and the Rusty Patched bumblebee are some of the most efficient pollinators.Native solitary bees make their nests in soil, rotting wood piles, and down logs.
Our bee hotel provides our native pollinators with a variety of nesting materials.