Monthly Archives: April 2014

Carson & Bees gives back

We here at Carson & Bees believe in supporting the community that supports us. We also needed to find something to do with all of the sunflower seeds our bees pollinated last year, so we thought up a sunflower seed fundraiser to support local school and community gardens.

We sold these babies for $3 each at Parducci’s Party for the Planet on Saturday 4/19 and Noyo Food Forest’s Earth Day Festival on 4/26. They’re also available at the Ukiah Farmers Market information table every Saturday, and those dollars go toward the EBT Match program.

If you love sunflowers, let us know and we’ll be happy to hook you up with a seed packet or two.

Carson stamps
Carson stamping some seed packets

seed stamp

 

Carson sunflowers
Carson models a few of last year’s flowers
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Carson & Bees in the Westside Renaissance Market

Carson & Bees is proud to announce that our honey is now being carried by our favorite local grocer, the Westside Renaissance Market on Clay St in Ukiah.

This year we’ve grown quite a bit, which means we have more honey to go around. If you can’t make it to the “RenMar” (as we affectionately call it), you can also buy Carson & Bees honey at the following locations:

  • Pizza Etc in Redwood Valley
  • Hopper’s Corner Store in Potter Valley
  • Jaxon Keys Winery in Hopland
  • Happy Herb Shop in Ukiah (you can get our bee pollen there, too!)
  • Direct from us (same price as in the store)

Stay tuned for more!

First honey extraction of the year

This year Carson & Bees was fortunate to have several hives in a gorgeous mustard field, and Carson was able to harvest 15 gallons of spring honey as a result – a very early extraction, but the supers were too heavy to resist.

Carson honey frame

Even with an automated extractor, it still took Carson and a friend several hours to uncap all the frames, and work went on well into the night:

extracting at night

The end result was well worth the effort!