The value of this endeavor is directly proportional to this endeavor's values.-- Anon.
COVID-19 Supply Chain/Delivery Impacts-
The Maryland Department of Agriculture/Governor's Office has designated Maryland based 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.
We are still taking orders for 2020 Packages & Nucs
Please proceed to the 2020 Bee Packages and 2020 Nucs pages above to complete your purchases.
Please note that all Package and Nuc pick ups will be from our new facility in Caroline County, 21655
O'Bee Joyful Canine Skin Care...
We are working on an all natural skin balm for dogs to help with allergies. Our 8 year old Yellow Lab, Elsie has been suffering horribly this year from allergies which develop into skin infections, yeast infections etc. We have been appying our Hand Balm to those areas and have seen some progress so we are working to enhance our product to help our canine friends. Check back for updates.
Crosslands Honey Ale is coming back for St Patty's Day at the Guinness Brewery!
New Crosslands Honey Ale with Fig & Cardamom is at the brewery 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 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.