Oct., 2017: Some of you know, we lost my Dad this summer, and have been extra busy dealing with a few extra houses and getting them on the road. Sorry to say, we have to ditch Vermont this fall to get the job done in time for what's required and this means we're closing our home shop early and ending the season. Thankfully, the honey is sold out early this year, but we're sorry for the late notice and anybody we're leaving hanging in the honey, holiday candles, goodies and skin treats this winter. Unfortunately, we won't be able to do the Thanksgiving Market on Nov. 18th, either. Thanks to all our customers for another rewarding season and their support. We appreciate you!
Oct. 18th, 2017: Our annual visit from students of Montpelier's Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism inspires us each fall to remember all there is to learn from bees and the hive and remind us of 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. We are effectively sold out for the season.
Sept. 7, 2017: Unusually abundant fall aster and joe pye blossoms were noted all over the state this year in a later then normal fall nectar flow stretching 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. 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! 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.