As a small, backyard apiary I’m generally limited to a single, sometimes modest harvest. I typically sell out my entire harvest in a week or so. This means that for a large portion of the year I’m honey-less. Many neighbors miss the relatively small window of opportunity in our area and I’ve never had much of a back stock to offer. While I have added more hives, there is a practical limit of time and resources, as a part-time beekeeper.

Ironically, I’ve met several other small-scale beekeepers in our region that have a different problem. They have honey but don’t have the inclination, means or location to sell their honey. All of this came to a head in early 2020, when the situation was exasperated when I learned that many of my fellow keepers in the region were worried they wouldn’t be able to sell their honey with the closure and reduced attendance to local markets and fairs that they traditionally rely upon.

After reaching out to a few, some have agreed to give a “honey co-op” a try.

I believe this is a win-win for everyone. More honey, more varieties, more community-supported beekeeping!

During this introductory endeavor, G’s Bees will be offering two additional varieties along side our original honey. Honey varieties will not be mixed or blended and will be clearly labeled so you’ll know exactly what you’re getting. All varieties will be raw, unadulterated and pure.

I’ve tasted both these varieties and find them delicious and wonderfully different than our local variety. I encourage folks to give them a chance. I can’t imagine you’ll be disappointed.

Dear Community

It is with deep regrets and sadness that I must announce there will be no honey harvest this year. The usual challenges of beekeeping, coupled with the increasingly erratic climate since Winter have been really hard on the hives this year and there will not be a harvest-able surplus. Thank you for all your support in the past, we hope to be able to bounce back next season.