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Beekeepers We Buzz With:
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Joelle and Keith
North Quabbin Woods
Louisiana bayou beekeeper & crawfisherman Avery Allen manages his apiaries using a treatment-free approach aimed at supporting the health and vitality of honeybees. Pure Atchafalaya Honey is never heated or filtered, using only time & gravity, two of natures constants, to cultivate this people-pleasing honey harvested in America's largest swamp - The Atchafalaya Basin, an unpopulated area with abundant native flora devoid of the chemicals and pesticides.
Dan & Bonita Conlon
Warm Colors Apiary is owned and operated by Bonita and Dan Conlon. They raise honeybees to produce the finest regional honey from the fields and forests of Western Massachusetts. In addition to making specialty honeys, they also make pure beeswax candles, offer educational programs and beekeeping supplies.
The Buddhas Bees
Herban Honey Apiary, Boston
Arizona Rangeland Honey
Dee Lusby advocates raising bees naturally. She keeps them alive, healthy and productive without the use of chemicals. Today Dee is one of the most respected members of the beekeeping community.
My own chief interest and priority is always to work directly with the bees and other living things, so that I can make a quiet living as a farmer, and remain as much as possible in continuous association with Nature. The only secret that all good farmers share is that they somehow make their crops, livestock and the place where they live and work more important than themselves.
Rick Reault, Beekeeper, Founder/CEO of Carlisle Honey & New England Beekeeping Supplies
Eat LOCAL Honey
Mike Graney started beekeeping in 1997 with a single hive in his local community garden in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston. Ten years and hundreds of pounds of honey later, he's still at it, quietly keeping honeybees in various sites throughout the city.
The future of honeybees does not solely rest on skillful beekeeping; rather, it relies on smart, well-integrated horticulture design. As beekeepers, we cannot just set up our hives and hope for the best. We must advocate for a more responsible and sustainable system of agriculture. Labyrinth Apiaries, which produces treatment free honey, is proud to participate in permaculture and regenerative farming projects in the Northeast.
Dr. Noah Wilson Rich
The Best Bees Company™ delivers, installs, and manages honey bee hives for residents and businesses throughout eastern Massachusetts. We currently manage ~200 hives in rural, suburban, and urban habitats. Our profits fund our research to improve honey bee health, based out of the Urban Beekeeping Laboratory & Bee Sanctuary in Boston’s South End.
Todd Hardy - Caledonia Spirits
Our work is a celebration of our special connection to the land. Caledonia Spirits, on the banks of the Lamoille River in the Northeast Kingdom, is rooted in the agriculture of Vermont. Hardwick, Caledonia County, is a community inspired by farms where the production of milk, cheese, timber, vegetables, grains, seeds, honey, and herbs, are part of our lives and help define our place.
Brent, aka Shaggy, is the beekeeper. He is Grampa’s grandson. Brent lives in Alamosa, CO with his family and devotes his full time to taking care of his 600 or so colonies of bees.
Let’s help each other change the sheets on the deathbed of industrial agriculture. Promise yourself to slow down when you eat and savor your food. Support a network of bioregional wisdom, and keep it simple enough to teach a child. What we teach our children is the next world to be. A place where the wild things grow. - Sam Comfort
Situated in one of the last refuges of old Florida. Our bees feed on thousands of acres of virgin St. Johns River Water Management District land, where the flowing waters of Lochloosa Lake feed into Orange Lake and where the plants that were born to the land produce the true Florida honeys. We spent over three years working with our Department of Agriculture to see Florida adopt the first honey standard in the nation.
Completely free of all treatments including chemical miticides, pesticides, antibiotics, essential oils, acids or any other medications. This ensures the bees that survive do so based on their own resilience and attributes and not because a selective pressure was removed via treatments. My vision is to have a diverse gene pool of productive, disease and mite resistant, gentle bees well adapted to the northern seasons that can supply surplus bees, honey and propolis to share with the community.
The Benevolent Bee
Stephanie & Emile have a small backyard apiary in Jamaica Plain, MA, where they harvest honey; collect and make things out of wax; and observe, learn and teach about bees and bee behavior. When not playing with the bees or pouring candles, Stephanie works for Mass Audubon, where she runs the Shaping the Future of Your Community program, helping Massachusetts townships with smart growth and sustainable development.
Backyard Bees was founded by two women gardeners and food lovers. Backyard Bees Honeybee Rescue and Local Honey turned into a successful eco business. Today, Backyard Bees keeps over 100 rescued hives from San Clemente to Fullerton. We provide people with pure, unfiltered, treatment free honey. We never treat our hives and believe in letting the bees take care of their own...well...beeswax!
Sweet Beginnings, LLC
A wholly owned subsidiary of the North Lawndale Employment Network and offers full-time transitional jobs for formerly incarcerated individuals and others with significant barriers to employment in a green industry – the production and sales of all-natural skin care products featuring its own urban honey.
Aseda means gratitude in the native language of the Ashanti. Aseda also means raw African honey from the Mole National Forest grown and harvested by the Ashanti people of Ghana.
Ariadne Pure is a Seattle-based company committed to providing raw honey from Greece and Cyprus.
Big Island Bees
We adhere to the principles of the slow food movement and believe that foods should be produced carefully and savored. But, above all, we believe that nature’s purest foods are also the healthiest and most flavorful. That’s why we produce our honey artisanally and organically without heating, filtering or blending... because our top priority is to make the finest varietal, single- floral raw honeys.