The value of this endeavor is directly proportional to this endeavor's values.-- Anon.
Our Packages & Nucs Are SOLD OUT for 2021
We have clean 5 gallon food grade buckets for sale at $1.00 each. For pick up only at our location in Preston, MD 21655. Please call or email for further information.
COVID-19 Supply Chain/Delivery Impacts-
The Maryland Department of Agriculture/Governor's Office has designated Maryland based Agriculture/Food Producer/Suppliers as Essential Business' and as such we will remain open in accordance with CDC guidelines and the policies set forth by local and federal governments. This is a very fluid situation and it is changing constantly. We have felt the impacts in our supply chain and we are making the necessary adjustments in our logistics infastructure. Please bear with us as we adapt to these very challenging times.
2nd Anniversary Honey Pale Ale is now available at the brewery on Tap and in Cans
New Crosslands Clover Honey Ale is at the Guinness Brewery in cans or on tap!
Stay tuned, we'll let you know when Guinness Open Gate Brewery and Barrel house is releasing a new batch of Crosslands Honey Ale, brewed using our wildflower honey.
Go to our Honey Bee Facts page and check out the great new pictures downloaded from the Vita Gallery. Scroll to the bottom and click on the individual pictures to enlarge them.
Honey- The Better Carb, It's Bee-licious!
We are a family owned and operated apicultural business based on the Eastern Shore of Maryland specializing in pesticide neutral beekeeping. We sell locally harvested raw* honey, 3 lb honey bee packages, 5-frame nucs, and specialty beekeeping products. Contact us for local raw honey , general beekeeping information, or swarm removal needs.
Local honey bees are in trouble and could use your help. Please click on the Honey Bee Restoration Project (HRP)™ link and check out the options offered by this unique honey bee and habitat restoration project. Follow the link for Pesticide Watch to stay abreast of the effects of modern pesticides on our local pollinators.
* Raw honey is not heated and only lightly strained to preserve it’s natural goodness and inherent health benefits.
Please note that the pictures in above article are deceiving. The top picture on the first page is actually crystallized honey. All honey is in liquid form when extracted.
A portion of our honey sales proceeds are donated for breast cancer research and to the St Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Click on the PDF link below for more information on the health benefits of local raw honey and hive products.
We will be closed for inventory and maintenance June 27th-July 5th, September 3rd & 17th-18th and December 23rd-Jan 3rd.
Americans consume about 500 million pounds of honey per year. Domestic beekeepers only produce about 150 million pounds. What does this mean? ~70% of the honey you consume is imported! Check your Labels!
If you don’t know your beekeeper, you don't know what is in your honey!
Support your Domestic Beekeepers and American Farmers!
Considered a weed by many, this plant is an excellent source of nectar and pollen for honey bees. Do them a favor and don't eradicate it from your lawn.
One hive on one acre of clover can produce 100 pounds of surplus honey in a marginal year. In a good year that hive can produce 300 pounds of surplus honey.