November 2017: Some of you know we lost my Dad this summer. We had a chance to sell a house or two we needed to empty out so we closed early this year to be able to make this happen. Our bulk honey buckets are sold out. We apologize to any customers who weren't able to get the products they'd wanted for the winter season. Thanks to our customers for their support and understanding. Best wishes to all for a safe and warm holiday season and winter.
Oct. 18th, 2017: Our annual visit from students of Montpelier's Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism inspires us each fall with all there is to learn. I need to revise my language to be less gender binary and heteronormative! We are inspired by the energy and commitment of students becoming healers to help the world be a better place. Thanks for all you do in our community, VCIH!
Sept. 23rd, 2017: Overall, much smaller then normal honey crops this year and no early season crop at all. The Basswood honey sold out and we made just enough fall honey to meet the needs of our reserve list customers who picked up buckets through Thankgiving this year.
Sept. 7, 2017: Unusually abundant fall aster and joe pye blossoms were noted all over the state this year in a much later then normal fall nectar flow that stretched into October!
July 19, 2017: We're still waiting to pull our main mid-summer honey crop! The bees are finally enjoying a stretch of good weather and we can't deny them this moment of the peaking summer nectar energies. It'll be mid-august before bulk buckets of the basswood are ready for pick up.
July 3rd, 2017: The Basswood/Linden trees ARE blooming lusciously this year!
June 28th, 2017: No early summer honey crop this year! Really weird.This means our first crop of 2017 will be the main mid-season crop. Hoping this rain means a great Basswood bloom.
September 16, 2016: A fall honey crop failure for the first time in many years here in New England. The hives managed a small crop w/ a citrusy- buttery flavor, proving that sometime extreme weather can make wonderful honey.
August 3rd, 2016: Bee Haven was blessed to have Mayan Elder Nana Wilma join us again this summer to lead a traditional Mayan Fire Ceremony. Thank you, Nana Wilma and Circle of Women International, for your wisdom, courage and sharing.