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.