BEE HAVEN IS OFFICIALLY CLOSED FOR THE SEASON, but,
We still have five gallon buckets of the September goldenrod, aster and eupatorium honey we’ve brought into the house. Call or contact us through our message box on the bottom of this page if you’d like to make an appt. to stop by and pick one up this winter. If we’re around, we’re game.
May it be a gentle and soft-hearted holiday season for all this year and may we all carve out what we can of the quiet, reflective time we so benefit from during the dark months of the annual cycle.
Meanwhile, the bees are in their hives, sustaining a sleepless marathon that continues for the duration of the winter; hovering around the queen bee in a grapefruit -sized cluster, they maintain a temperature around her of about 90 degrees, to ensure her survival so she can begin laying her eggs again, that will replenish the hive with young, healthy bees once the snow melts and the trees begin to leaf out. Dandelion flowers are the first nectar source each season, a special moment in the bees annual cycle.
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 what makes the honey so sweet.
honeybees, apis mellifera, are soft, porous 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 for your body, kitchen and soul.
When are we open? Sunday afternoons from 1-4 pm, July 1st 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 and never make a wasted trip.
There’s a message box below if you can’t find what you’re looking for on this site. The product page gives our honey pricing and some details on 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: