This site is all about my five-hive Michigan beekeeping operation in Independence Township and Center Line at the Rising Stars Academy. I started keeping bees in 2011 and they teach me something new each time I visit them. I’m happy to pass along the lessons without the stings.
Update! November 2016. Another great year for honey production. I have .5 lb jars up to 3 lb jugs available. I can do BULK honey in 1 gallon (12 lb) jugs if you need a LOT of honey (mead making?). Thanks to beeswax surplus I can supply you with votive and pillar candles. I do all the wax harvesting and candlemaking myself! No honey comb left, but you can learn more about this unique product here.
I am working on a propolis product now. Propolis is a resin honey bees collect from trees that acts as a sealant for their home, as well as an antibiotic. Honey bees use propolis to keep their comb nice and clean (which is why wax darkens over time). Propolis has medical benefits that have yet to be replicated by medical science apparently. I got this article from Bee Culture that describes it all in more detail.
SEMBA 2015 Conference Attendees! After March 21, You can download the crystallization presentation here.
Navigate the tabs above to learn more about my bees, beeyard, and honey products. Navigate to the Buy Products to purchase honey online. There you can create an order, choose a shipping option, and pay using credit card.