our farm is made possible by two humans and few thousand honeybees.
the bear & the bee is home to two colonies of honeybees. they work alongside us in the fields - pollinating our crops and making it possible for us to grow food for humans. without them, our farm stand would be practically empty.
if all goes well, the bees share their honey with us at the end of the season. we keep a close watch on their food supply as summer progresses and, if they have enough food stored to get them through the winter with extra to spare, then we have the honor of sharing in their sweet wealth. the honey they produce is created from a diversity of flowers - native foothill blooms, as well as our flowering fruits and vegetables.
we did not collect honey from our bees this 2016 season. we want our bees to have a comfortable winter and start out strong next spring. we are planning to increase the amount of flowering plants we grow, in order to boost their busy bee business. we can hardly wait to taste their honey next season.