Honey Factories vs Benevolent Beekeeping & Natural Foraging

Honey Factories vs Benevolent Beekeeping & Natural Foraging ForestBeehive apiary in Central Maine is right next to a 3,000 acre wildlife protection area and our honeybees have plenty of natural, pesticide-free all-year foraging from trees (maples, willows, alders, etc.) and many different wildflowers — from Springtime dandelions to asters and goldenrods in the Fall.¬† Many […]

A Beekeeper’s Secret

A Beekeeper’s Secret When I was 12, my grandmother and I happened to be guests of honor at a beekeepers house and I still remember the taste of their absolutely delicious honey.¬† The beekeeper told us a secret why that honey was really exceptional: she said it came from 2 hives that were intended for […]

Three Pillars of Natural Beekeeping

Three Pillars of Natural Beekeeping There are some self-declared purists of natural beekeeping who claim that the only way to practice natural beekeeping is to keep the bees in real tree logs rather than in man-made beehives. There are also a few of conventional beekeepers who deride the very term “Natural Beekeeping” as oxymoron. Those […]