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. 

Fun Facts-

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.​ 

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