BEE HAVEN HONEY FARM is closed for the winter season. Closed Thankgsiving -April each year. Open May - Thanksgiving each year. Our home shop is open on Sundays, 1-4 pm, through our May through Thanksgiving season. Customers come to our farm to purchase bulk one and five gallon buckets of our raw, unfiltered honey, along with a variety of natural body care, kitchen and medicinal products crafted from the hive, woods and garden, and our raw, unfiltered honey in mason jar sizes. Reach out to make an appt. to come on a day other then Sundays, during our open months. We can usually accommodate.
We still have a handful of five gallon buckets of the September 2018 goldenrod, aster and eupatorium honey. Call or contact us through our message box, on the bottom of this page, if you’d like to get one. We are otherwise sold out of honey. This includes one gallon buckets and all mason jar sizes - just the few five gallon buckets remain of 2018’s sweet stuff.
Meanwhile, the bees are in their hives, sustaining a sleepless marathon that continues the duration of the winter; huddling and vibrating their wing muscles around the queen bee in a basketball-sized cluster, their work maintains a temperature of about 90 degrees around her, to ensure her survival, so she can begin laying her eggs again as the light changes. These eggs become the bees that replenish the hive as the snow melts and the trees begin to leaf out. Dandelion flowers are the first substantial nectar source for the bees each season, a special moment in their annual cycle, as well as the beekeepers. The life of all bees, including the queen, is lived in service to one another - really, to the overall continuance of their hive and all the bees in that hive yet to come. What wise creatures. Perhaps this wisdom is why honey is so sweet.
honeybees, apis mellifera, are soft, fuzzy little creatures that live for their hives and one another, to make honey and to sip nectar in the sun.
Bee Haven Honey Farm is our seasonal, green-hearted beekeeping business, specializing in true raw, unfiltered honey, made with reverence for the hives and the old ways, along with a sweet spectrum of other natural products we make from medicinal herbs grown organically in our our garden or ethically wild-crafted from land we know and trust.
When are we open? Sunday afternoons from 1-4 pm, May through Thanksgiving. On the occasional open season Sunday when we're away and the shop is closed, know that this closed date will be posted on the top of this page in advance so you can check before you come.
There’s a message box below if you can’t find out what you’re looking for on this site. Our products page gives our honey pricing and some details on some of our other natural products. We don’t ship our honey but our smaller sized body care products and medicinals ship safely and much less expensively.
Directions to BHHF: We're located a few miles south of Worcester village, right off Rt. 12 in north-central Vermont, or 15 minutes north of Montpelier. To reach us from Montpelier, take Rt. 12/Elm St. north out of town. You'll start driving uphill and soon be driving past the Wrightsville Reservoir on your right and then continuing through some flats in the woods until you reach Putnamville. Take the right hand turn onto the bridge - it crosses the river and it’s the only turn off of Rt. 12 in Putnamville. This is Norton Road, even though there’s no longer a road sign identifying it. We're the first house on the other side of the bridge, a green farmhouse with white trim, with a black mailbox with a bee on it, and a human and other dog friendly, but very barky, hound dog.
Richard & Genevieve Drutchas
18 Norton Road Worcester, Vermont 05682
(802) 223-7316 or Message us below: