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.

Chemical 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 Approach

Control over nature

Artificial breeding

Feed sugar water

Artificially enlarged bees

Chemicals and treatments for pest management

Import Queens

Use conventional, large cell foundation

Organic Approach

Synchronicity with nature

Natural Queen rearing

Harvest true honey surplus

Regress bees to natural size

NO chemicals, miticides, antibiotics used

Locally raised Queens

Use natural, small cell foundation

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About Natural 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 natural approach that produces cleaner honey with less chemicals and toxins.

Guiding Principles of our Organic Beekeeping Approach

Chemical and
antibiotics free

Overwinter bees
on own honey

Use small cell
natural comb size

Locally raised
bees & Queens

hive locations

Extensive foraging

Natural, organic approach makes for healthy bees.