The value of this endeavor is directly proportional to this endeavor's values.-- Anon.
Crosslands Honey Ale is Back!
On Valetine's Day Guinness Open Gate Brewery and Barrel house released a new batch of Crosslands Honey Ale, brewed using our wildflower honey. For the first time it will also be available in cans as well. Stop by and try it!
Attention- Draft sold out in 9 days, There are some cans available but they are going fast, Best to call ahead for availiblity!
Deep Nucs are Sold out!
Now accepting orders for 2019 Packages and Medium Nucs!
Please use the links above to complete your orders.
We will be making two trips to Georgia for packages this spring. Currently our pick up dates are April 23rd and May 7th. The packages will be here ready for distribution on the following dates:
Nucs will be ready ~May 18th
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 in Central Maryland specializing in local chemical free beekeeping. We sell locally harvested raw* honey, 3lb 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 29th-July 12th, 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.