At Rosecomb Apiaries, the focus is on local honey and pollen production using sustainable beekeeping practices. I raise my own queens to head colonies, evaluating potential breeders for resistance to the parasites and diseases that cause many problems for beekeepers now days. This allows me to make purely natural food that is pleasing to the tast and your health.
Please see my blog to learn about Rosecomb Apiaries and keeping bees or use the menu at the top to learn more about our honey and pollen.
Beeswax is made by honey bees and we then make that into candles. We have several candles for sale.
February 2012., an unusually warm winter, was not repeated in 2013 where late winter was cold and wet.
Jerusalem Artichoke Flowers by Claude Monet (1880) depicts one of many native American sunflower species important to honey bees and native bees. And of course bees are important to this plant’s reproduction by providing pollination. Like all sunflowers, it requires cross pollination between plants to produce viable seed. Beyond being an attractive subject for world renown artworks, people enjoy the tubers produced by this plant as food for humans and farm animals, and to brew spirits. This is one of many bee dependent organisms I saw on display at the National Gallery of Art in Summer, 2013.