Honey

(October 15, 2014)

 

Simply Honey

 

For Sale

to You

 

2013

pure, simple honey for sale

 

jelly jar : $3.00

 

1/2 pint : $5.00

 

 1 pint : $10.00

 

1 quart: $15.00

 

honey ready for sale, sept 2013

very limited supplies

first come, first serve

Our honey has not been heated for the purpose of filtration. The natural pollens and all benefits of honey are therefore maintained. Our honey is not tainted with miticides, antibiotics, or para-dichlorobenzene.  Our honey is raw, purely and simply.

 

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We very quickly sold out our supply of 2013 so-sweet, so-delicious honey. We will post again, once we have harvested a supply for sale in 2014. Thanks for your interest…. and patience (the bees are working as you read).

 

 Swier Family Farm Honey

2013

pure, simple honey for sale

1 quart pure honey, $9.00, sept 2013

1 pint : $9.00

 

1 quart: $14.00

1/2 gallon: $26.00

honey ready for sale, sept 2013

very limited supplies

first come, first serve

the honeybees in their two hives on our farm

June, the two hives

entering and exiting, busy as bees

two bee hives

the bees on their frames, which would be inside the hive

sept 12 2012 023

the bees living and working, on the frames

bee frames 2013

Our honey has not been heated for the purpose of filtration. The natural pollens and all benefits of honey are therefore maintained. Our honey is not tainted with miticides, antibiotics, or para-dichlorobenzene.  Our honey is raw, pure and simple.

 

 

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This is a view looking North toward the front of the boxes (early July 2011). Many experienced beekeepers recommended we start with two boxes. In theory this provides us with both a reference and some level of redundant “insurance” against absolute failure. The two swarms seem to be doing equally well thus far.

This is a view South – outside the boxes! We located the boxes in our “back 10”. This is where we’ve been pasturing most of our pigs the last 3 years, where we’ve grown all of our potatoes too. This year we have two smaller sections of garden back here. These have a variety of produce, though principally potatoes, garlic and onions.

We’re tiering activities one on top of another – on the same acreage. We are building soil through cover-cropping, spreading compost, and pasturing pigs.  The cover crops flower, which the bees enjoy! The pigs pasture; I move them to fresh paddocks. There’s vegetative re-growth and I often re-seed behind them too, which eventually causes more soil-building, more flowering, more food!

Our priority this first growing season is to establish strong, thriving bee populations. Knowing what exactly to expect is impossible! As I said earlier, the two hives do seem about neck-in-neck.  They must collect more than sufficient honey stores for their survival through the full year, pulling through until growing season 2012.

I’ve spoken with established colony beekeepers – they’re where we hope to be next year! They’ve added supers (more layers of boxes for the bees and their honey). They’re extracting honey! Ohhhhh, what a sweet place to be!

I see honey bees all over – throughout the fields front and back, in the woods, here, there, everywhere it seems! Our 40 acres host a lot of varied blooms. The edges of our gardens are in varied stages of blooming – the “weeds” are ACTIVE and available!

I’m embarrased to admit how many hours I’ve worked on posting this post. I had it complete once and lost it all! Now I’m working on it from home and the dial-up is slow – as is my learning curve! I’ve not yet gained familiarity with wordpress to “just” crank it out. I may get there if I use it often enough to not turn to rust in the meantime!

Spring 2011

We are adding honey to our selections – this will be a longer-term investment and pay-off. As I plug away at this page you will find new updates about the honey.

As for now, you can click on the CSA sign-up tab on this blog’s home page and find out some more info about honey available for you!

As always, if interested please feel free to contact us!

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