The Apiary at Honey Meadow Farm was founded to allow the bees in our care the opportunity to do what bees have been doing for millions of years–to make honey in as natural and healthy environment as possible without additional exposure to pesticides or antibiotics. By raising our bees holistically, our goal is to create resistant bees that adapt to the environmental pressures of today’s world.
Honeybees taste with their feet, smell with their antennae, have hair on their 5 eyes, see the color red as black, do see ultraviolet colors, beat their wings over 11,000 times/min and fly 15 mph. They are the only bee that sting only once and then die. They will normally warn their victim by bumping up against them to try to fend off the threat before finally stinging. Unless Africanized, honeybees only sting in defense and are not aggressive.
Honeybees are responsible for pollinating more than 30% of our food supply. If you like apples, squashes, watermelon, cucumbers, cauliflower, strawberries, mangos, cherries, almonds, raspberries, peaches, eggplant, tomatoes, well…you get the idea, you can help!
How? Just think…
For us, it’s not about the honey–though we sure do love it! It’s really about the bees. Honey is simply a measure of the successes and failures we experience trying to create the right balance for our bees to prosper. The fact that honey is one of the healthiest foods known to man makes it that much better! Read more about our philosophy.