We built our business around the gifts of the honeybee, and what first set us on this path was concern for the health of bees and a desire to help them.
What started out as a few backyard hives grew into a deeper understanding about apitherapy, closer connection to honeybees and the people who tend them, and greater understanding of pollinator's critical role in our ecosystem.
We continually educate ourselves about the role of honeybees and all pollinators in our food system, the possibilities of sustainable beekeeping, and best practices for increasing pollinator health and resilience.
We share this knowledge with the community through hosting educational workshops at our own apiaries, teaching classes about pollinators in the community, and sharing information through our blog and social media, and we always strive to do a better job with this.
We keep our honeybee hives conscientiously, put effort every year into planting more diverse forage for bees, and have also began keeping and educating about mason bees. This coming year we hope to receive grant funding for additional support in creating more pollinator habitat for the land we are connected to.
At our apiary in Troutdale we use organic beekeeping methods, and do not use antibiotics or miticides on our bees. Our apiaries are located on organic farms and gardens. We work with farmers and land managers to plant provide forage for the bees, to help ensure that our bees always have access to healthy food sources.
We also source honey, beeswax, bee pollen and propolis from small and medium-scale Pacific Northwest beekeepers, bringing the delight of raw local honey to our customers and supporting a vibrant regional food system.
We are committed to building a more balanced partnership between humans, honeybees, and the ecosystems that support them and us.