WELCOME I farm with feral-survivor bees using treatment-free methods to produce honey and bees for sale.
On the site I try to explain how our practice of handling honeybees differs from most other beekeepers. Beekeepers, such as us, consider ourselves to be outliers. We use no chemicals in our hives and still our bees thrive. I believe our bees thrive primarily because of our treatment-free practices. Most of these practices are described on this site.
This honeybee operation is located in a small town in Southern California where much of the bee pasture is in a chaparral setting. Most honeybee businesses I know have multiple employees, trucks, and forklifts. I work by myself using a small pickup. This March 1 and 2 we received four inches of rain. That was about all we got this year, but it was enough to enable many of the deeply rooted wild flowers to secrete nectar this year. Today is Labor Day, 2014, and honey sits in my garage to be extracted. It appears to be a wonderfully clear wild flower honey and might amount to 500 pounds off of 25 hives. It will set no record, but I am very thankful.
These bees are selected to perform optimally in California-like environments. Limited quantities of the following are usually available for sale: -Honey from treatment-free bees -Nucs containing feral origin bees on small-cell comb -Treatment-free bees in traditional-style equipment