Our honey is pure, it’s raw, and it’s never blended. It is a collaboration - the bees and us. We lavish attention on our bees, because we feel it’s the least we can do to assist them in their glorious work of producing honey and pollinating the Earth. They allow us into their hives to take their extra honey stores, because …who knows why? Perhaps they know we’re protective of them, helping them survive, hopefully for another million years.
Our apiaries are in three carefully chosen locations, at and near our home in St. Charles, Missouri. As with wine, unique location produces unique taste, and we do have three slight variances in taste. Therefore, we separately hand-process and label honey from our three apiaries.
We have a limited number of hives which we personally manage. This also means we have a limited amount of honey each summer and fall.
We have deliberately chosen to manage our hives using the IPM (integrated pest management) method. This means we use only naturally occurring chemicals and essential oils and only when necessary to maintain the health and vitality of our bees. We have chosen this method because of our commitment to our bees, to our Earth, and to our children. We are able to choose this labor-intensive method because we have a limited number of apiaries.
We follow the millenniums-old tradition of hand-gathering, extracting and bottling the bees’ honey. Their honey is completely hand-processed and strained, preserving the extraordinary taste and aroma of pure, raw honey. We use no extreme heat or harsh mechanical filtering to preserve the bees’ glorious gift.