This site is all about my five-hive Michigan beekeeping operation. My hives are located in Independence Township at the Clarkston Community Garden, and in 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! February 2017. I must have had a great honey production year because it seems like I still have so much honey I have yet to bottle! My latest product is propolis tincture. I just wrote an explanation of what propolis is and what it’s used for here.
Here’s the short version: 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.