We have been beekeepers since 2005. Let's just say it's been a steep learning curve.
As the name suggests we are in the bee business-- we produce bees. This is no small thing at a time when colony survival rates in the US are as small as 50% annually. If cattle producers were losing half their cattle every year, we would be having a different conversation. Yet, these pollenators are responsible for a third of the food on our talbes. Habitat loss, evolving pests, agricultural chemicals, genetics... don't get us started. A Google search on US bee colony loss will tell the sad story.
We have several yards in Jackson County working with several breeds. Our goals are modest:
Tell what you are using it for and we can sometimes recommend for color, taste, and consistency. e.g., table sweetener, cooking, medicinal, BBQ sauce base.
Our honey, but spreadable! Great for toast and sandwiches.
Our honey, but (when the bees cooperate) produced as "Ross Rounds."
Produced by trusted friends and bottled by us. Currently we have some Orange Blossom (has a little tang) and Buckwheat (good for a BBQ sauce base.
Early, over-wintered nucs. These will be our Italian/Carniolan/Russian mix with a laying queen. They will come in a cardboard nuc box. Properly managed, you hill have honey this year. Pick-up or close delivery only.
Send the Bear Bryant Honey set to Alabama Expats. Includes a quart of our local blend, a 1/2 pint of our local raw, and a commemorative Coca-Cola! Ships FREE via USPS Priority for Christmas.
Email or call us and we will figure out what you what and how to get it to you in one piece. Honey usually ships best USPS Priority Flat Rate: medium box comes with $50 insurance and tracking cost $13.60. The medium box can accommodate (2) quarts or (4) gift pints of honey. You can mix and match.
Some Southern refugees have us slip in slip in some Sand Mountain molassas, White Lilly flour, boiled peanuts, or a packet of country ham. Bless their hearts. We once worked "on up north" so we try to oblige.