Honey. Honey is available in various sizes from 6 ounces to 1 gallon. Honey can be purchased at the Westside Renaissance Market in Ukiah, Jaxon Keys Winery in Hopland, Hopper’s Corner Store in Potter Valley, Seebass Winery Tasting Room in Boonville, and Pizza Etc in Redwood Valley. For price information or to place an order, please contact us.
Beeswax. We have various quantities and qualities of beeswax available, depending on the time of year. We sell beeswax at $16/pound, and give a volume discount for 10 pounds or more.
Pollen. We have a limited amount of pollen available on a seasonal basis (spring and summer). Widely touted for its health benefits, bee pollen is a natural remedy for allergies. It can also help with digestion, boost the immune system, and improve blood circulation.
Propolis. Propolis has antibacterial, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antifungal, anesthetic, and other healing properties. We responsibly extract a limited amount of propolis each fall, and make our own tincture from grain alcohol. Each 1 ounce bottles is $12. Local orders only.
Queens. We are excited to offer locally produced Italian queens for those of you who want to re-queen or split a hive. We selectively pick genetics for gentleness, good brood pattern, and honey production. Local orders only.
Pollination services. We provide pollination services to a wide variety of local farms, including almond and apple orchards; minimum five hives.
Hive consulting. Have you always wanted a hive of your own, but don’t know where to start? For the beginning beekeeper, we are proud to help you get up and running with a backyard bee hive. This includes materials, hands-on training, and follow-up visits. We are also able to help with your existing hive such as harvesting honey, splitting, and troubleshooting any issues you may have. Carson consults for $45/hour, including travel time from Ukiah.
Swarm removal. Swarms are how hives propagate naturally. The queen will fly out with 1/3 to 1/2 of the worker bees to look for a new home. During their search, they often land on branches or hang in a big ball to rest. If you see a swarm near your home or work, contact us! We are able to collect these swarms and provide a new, safe home for the beloved honey bee.
Hive removal. Bees don’t always choose the most convenient or safe places to build a hive. We have experience removing hives from walls, roofs, rafters, and other hard-to-reach places. If you would like to provide safe relocation for a hive that is near or in your home or place of work, we’re here to help. We charge for hive removal based on how complex the job is.
Please note that while we strive for a safe removal, sometimes the placement is such that the only option is to terminate the hive. This decision will only be reached after extensive consultation.