View Full Version : My first apiary

08-30-2013, 07:17 AM
The "Bee Natural Honey" apiary, which apparently sells a lot of honey on Amazon , happens to be about an hour's drive from my house. I was going to go to another apiary today, but I cannot find the freaking link again... I'm hoping Bee Natural is open to the public and I can buy some bulk orange blossom there today as well as take a few pictures of the experience to post to the BOMM brewlog.

08-30-2013, 10:34 AM
I just got 5gal of palm and a friend got 5gal of OB, we paid $255 each with shipping. Just as a price point.
Honestly, I'm not a huge fan of Bee Natures honey, it's fine quality, but I'm partial to central florida OB, though there is an apiary in the keys that produces a 100% Valencia orange honey that tastes amazing, but costs more.
I highly suggest trying honey from as many apiaries as possible, and make small batches to get a picture of their uniqueness. Every hive, floral source, region, and producer is slightly different in taste, and of course year to year variations.

08-30-2013, 12:00 PM
Well it didn't turn out to be the idillic picturesque location I envisioned:


But at a little over 3 bucks a pound I just got three gallons of organic OB for 115 bucks. It's mix of all the local honey heated slightly to remove the wax, bee parts etc. it's a mix of all the local OB honey I should clear up.

Tastes so very nice!

Chevette Girl
08-30-2013, 08:53 PM
I just paid $54 CDN for 15 lb of golden honey from my apiary... $3.60/lb. Mine is more picturesque but the bees are offsite because the original beekeeper's wife is highly allergic... The drawing of the house (http://www.crerarshoney.com/index.htm) is what it looks like in real life :)