Trust in Nature

Our beekeeping approach is unique and sustainable, taking a cue from history and Mother Nature.

Small Cell Beekeeping

Our approach uses the natural honeycomb cell size of 4.9mm, rather than the conventional 5.4mm cell.

Treatment Free

Nothing goes in the hive that the bees do not put there themselves. We only remove true honey surplus.

Heritage Bees

Small cells allow our bees to return to their natural size, making them stonger against pests and disease.

Polyfloral Honey

Our honey is sourced from a wide variety of wildflowers. In perfect synchronicity with how honey bees make honey naturally.

Conventional Beekeeping

Control over nature

Artificial breeding

Extract all honey

Artificially enlarged bees

Chemicals and treatments to control mites

Import Queens

Use conventional, large cell foundation


Natural Beekeeping

Trust in nature

Natural Queen rearing

Harvest honey surplus

Regress bees to Heritage size

No chemicals, miticides, antibiotics

Local Queens

Use natural, small cell foundation

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About Small Cell Beekeeping

When bees build their honeycomb they draw off the foundation provided by the beekeeper, matching the cell size. Once the comb is built, the queen bee lays her eggs in the cells and the bees grow to fit the cell size.

About 100 years ago, beekeepers decided to enlarge their bees in an effort to make more honey. The honeycomb cell size was increased from the natural size of 4.9 mm, to an artificially created 5.4 mm. This change forced the bees to grow more, fitting the larger size. The large 5.4mm is now considered industry standard.

We believe larger bees are weak to pests and disease and require many chemicals and artificial treatments to survive. By regressing bees to their heritage size they become stronger and more resilient. This allows for a treatment free approach that produces cleaner honey with less chemicals and toxins.

LEARN MORE ABOUT LARGE vs. SMALL CELL FOUNDATION >

Guiding Principles of Natural,
Treatment-free Beekeeping

Produce cleaner
bees wax

Only harvest
surplus honey

Use small cell
honeycomb size

Provide unlimited
broodnest

Good hive
frame position

Extensive foraging
locations for bees

Natural, treatment-free beekeeping makes for happy productive bees.

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