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Honey Bees

Did you know:
A bee makes 1/12th teaspoon of honey in her lifetime.
Honeybees travel the equivalent of one and a half times around the earth to collect the nectar to make a pound of honey.
Honey never spoils.
Honeybees are the only insect that produce a food we eat.
A queen bee can lay up to 2,000 eggs in one day.
A honeybee will visit 50 to 100 flowers on a single trip.
One hive can have 60 to 80,000 bees in the summer.

The next time you visit take a look out in the pastures, all of the large white boxes are our bee hives. All of these bees help to pollinate the many flowers and trees around the property.

In the fall our beekeepers harvest some of the honey, but they make sure to leave enough for the bees to use as food through the winter.

Have you ever wanted to work on your own hive but haven’t known how? Sign up for our adopt a hive program here to work on one of our hives with our beekeeper.

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