We are a small apiary and family farm located in the beautiful community of Svensen, just outside of Astoria, Oregon. Along with keeping honeybees, our family of four is happily working to turn our bare acre into a pollinator paradise and supportive homestead, which will feature sustainably grown, open-pollinated cut flowers, herbs and medicinal plants.
Along with producing pure raw honey and pollinator friendly cut flowers, we specialize in creating handmade honey caramels, beeswax candles and natural skincare products using beneficial products from the hives and the farm. We use only natural, whole ingredients in all of our products. For ingredients not produced on our family farm, we always try to source locally first, and prioritize organic and non-GMO ingredients.
We believe the bees know best! The hive’s health and well-being is paramount, and we are dedicated to keeping our practices as gentle, natural, and least invasive to the bees’ natural processes as possible. We keep a combination of horizontal Layens and traditional Langstroth hives, and with both, we aim for as little disruption to the bees' systems as possible. We harvest only excess honey, and always leave plenty of winter stores. The bees are not fed sugar or pollen substitutes, and no chemicals are used in the hives or on the land.
We gently and sustainably harvest pure raw honey, beeswax and propolis from our chemical free hives. We truly believe in the restorative power of these products, all of which have been used throughout history, both as a food source, as well as for their healing properties. They are high in antibacterial, antifungal, anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties, and their reputation for wound healing, infection fighting, and other therapeutic qualities has been confirmed through many modern studies.