Shady Grove Homestead & Arts
Adventures in bee keeping
In Spring of 2018 we began our journey in bee keeping. We began with 4 hives, and eventually split them into 4 hives and 4 nucs. One of our hives refused to accept the new queen, so we combined it back with the nuc. So we entered the winter with 7 healthy hives.
We are hoping they overwinter well, and this coming year we'll be offering fresh raw honey and other products made using our honey.
The average bee will make only 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey in its lifetime.
Honey has always been highly regarded as a medicine. It is thought to help with everything from sore throats and digestive disorders to skin problems and hay fever.
Honey has antiseptic properties and was historically used as a dressing for wounds and a first aid treatment for burns and cuts.