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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes, we get stung a lot.

  • Bees cannot see in the dark, therefore they only fly during the day.

  • We do not keep our bees on our property, we move them around to where the type of flowers bloom that cause the different flavors of honey.

  • It is not harmful to swallow a small amount of honeycomb. It has some very beneficial health properties, especially in treating the common cold.

  • The bees that are generally seen outside a hive are called Worker Bees and are all female. They have a barb on their stinger which causes it to become stuck into whatever they sting, causing the bee to die. This is why bees tend to only sting if threatened.

  • Drones are the male bees and their sole purpose is to mate with Queen Bees from other hives during whats called a "Mating Flight." Sadly, the Drones do not survive after this highly important task.

  • Queen Bees are different from Worker Bees as they have fully developed ovaries giving them the ability to lay eggs that will one day become more bees.

  • Workers Bees generally only live about 6 weeks. Queen Bees can live up to 5 years.

  • Raw, local honey can help seasonal allergies by causing a slow, safe ingestion of the antigens that cause the allergies. This helps our bodies become more tolerant of them.

  • The different flavors of honey come from different flowers' nectar.

  • All honey flavors are a mixture of many different types of plants and flowers. The main flavor is based on the most potent nectar or the majority of the nectar that is present.

Please contact us if you have any questions of your own, we would love to answer them.

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