Who We Bee.

November 13th, 2014
5 year old at a bee meeting

Our little honey bee

 

 

Welcome to Boyd’s Honey and Bees!  We are proud keepers and collectors of all-natural, free-range honey bees and natural, organic honey.  Our “Bee Girls” are NOT supplemented with any corn products (HFCS), un-natural food sources or broad spectrum antibiotics.  Although their range may include a farmers field which is producing corn, currently there are no corn products being grown or produced within five miles of our apiary.  The bees normal range is considered 2-2.5 miles, but never more than four miles.  Our bees are meticulously cared for north of Dallas, Texas, and produce some of the best organic raw honey in the area.  There are micro granules of pollen left in the honey by the bees and are not filtered out.   These minute quantities provide minimal exposure to different flower pollens in the “Local area.”  In addition to honey, we offer “Honey Butter” in a 16 ounce plastic tub.  The butter is excellent for bagels, toast or anything else (apple slices come to mind).  The consistency is similar to  peanut butter, without the peanut of course.  It is high in pollen from local flowers, fragrant and tantalizingly tasty!

Since we are a family-run operation, supplies of honey are limited by the “Bee Girls” production each season.  Honey Butter is available seasonally in limited quantities.  While the girls (our bees) work diligently to fulfill every order, supplies only last as long as the season allows.  We will be happy to put you on a waiting list for our next production run, if that is necessary.

For ordering or information, please email: BoydsHoney@gmail.com or use the “Add to Cart” button.

2014 – Snow Pellets but no snow yet

November 13th, 2014

 

For the whole month of December 2013, our little honey bee hoped and hoped that it would snow for the holidays.  Sure enough, on the day we celebrated, it began, and then it kept coming.  For the entire night, lovely flakes of white goodness fell and piled on everything in sight.  The next day required some maintenance on the hives, since the entries were completely blocked by snow the bees needed some help.  Now, we’ve moved through the yearly seasons and coming up on another winter in 2014.  The “BIG MOVE” took place this season with a geographic relocation to a farm about thirty miles north of Dallas.  Although the honey is still considered local to the north east Dallas zip, it is now even more local to north Dallas zip code.

 

The beekeeper took his handy bee sweeper brush and began working to clear the entrances.

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Spring – Flowers? Winter 2014

November 13th, 2014

 

Spring in TexasWell Spring and Summer have come and gone!  It is currently  barely above freezing outside.  I’m sure the “Bee Girls” are huddled in a tight cluster, keeping warm inside their hive boxes.  I can’t wait until it can be said that “It is almost springtime in Texas and the bees will be out looking for food sources”.  The days above 55F, allows relief and orientation flights.  But the “Bee Girls” will be back in the cluster before sunset.  When it is consistently above 60F the foragers will start working and collecting nectar from flowers for honey along with pollen grains for food.  Until that time, inside they will stay just like the rest of us, unless necessary to get out!