Our hives don't all look like the square, stack-able, hive. We pride ourselves on using 'top bars' in all our hives. They eliminate the 'one size fits all' of foundation
Honey has been renowned for its healing properties, but there are therapies that are designed around the sting of the bee, the healing vapors of propolis, and the buzz of a hive. Learn more about our Healing Bee Haus
Here are a few timeless books that have amazing information and studies supporting the need for more natural beekeeping. Take a look!
THE QUEST FOR THE PERFECT HIVE By Gene Kritsky
BEEKEEPING FOR ALL By Abbé Émile Warré
THE BACKYARD BEEKEEPER By Kim Flottum
THE BEE FRIENDLY BEEKEEPER By David Heaf
NATURAL BEEKEEPING WITH THE WARRE HIVE By David Heaf
TOP-BAR BEEKEEPING By Les Crowder & Heather Harrell
THE BAREFOOT BEEKEEPER By Philip J. Chandler
IN SEARCH OF THE BEST STRAIN OF BEES By Brother Adam
A-Z BEEKEEPING WITH THE SLOVENIAN HIVE By Janko Bozic
BEECABULARY ESSENTIALS By Andrew Connor
APITHERAPY, BEE VENOM THERAPY (BVT,)
PROPOLIS & HERBAL MEDICINE
THE BIBLE OF BEE VENOM THERAPY By Bodog F. Beck, M.D.
BEE PROPOLIS By James Fearnly
HEALTH AND THE HONEY BEE By Charles Mraz
BACKYARD MEDICINE By JulieBruton-Seal & Matthew Seal
100 PLANTS FOR POLLINATORS By The Xerces Society
STOREY’S BASIC COUNTRY SKILLS By John & Martha Storey
HONEY PLANTS OF NORTH AMERICA By John H. Lovell
MEDICINAL HERB’S By Rosemary Gladstar
...We strive at keeping outside the box
Our goal for more than a decade has been to provide our earth with happy, healthy, sustainable, and plentiful hives of bees without unnecessary intervention or harvesting more than our fair share.
April 25, 2023 Project RED-Jackson County Fairgrounds
June 10, 2023 Top Bar Hive Building Workshop
June 17, 2023 Annual Alternative Bee School(Click on Date!)
HOW CAN I HELP???
Many ask how they can help, check out some of our suggestions below:
Plant a Garden
Blooms, vegetables, or herbs, all are great pollen producers that will get your local bees buzzing! You will also notice an increase in bloom and/or yields in plants! Save a honey bee, thank a honey bee!
Start your own backyard hive
Contact us to learn about starting your own backyard hive. We offer hive plans, beekeeping lessons, unassembled hive kits, hive building workshops, and fully assembled hives for sale. Whatever degree of beekeeping you're looking to achieve, we can help you reach it!
Support local beekeepers by purchasing their honey,wax, by-products
We are proud to be a part of Plenty Left, Etsy, as well as previously participating with The Green Market of Jackson to sell our hive by-products. You can also check out our online store for some of our other great products! Check out your local nature center, too! They have great outlets to local beekeepers, ours, The Dahlem Nature Conservancy has an Ecology Farm we're honored to have been a part of!
We practice and promote sustainable beekeeping that is designed for the sake of the bees, not the honey and not the pocketbook