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Many of you probably watched the Queen's funeral and ceremonies last week. But did you know that the queen had nearly two dozen hives at Buckingham Palace? Royal beekeeper John Chappel had the task of informing the bees. In European tradition dating back centuries, the bees are to be told of major events so they will not leave the hive. As part of the ceremony, every hive had a black ribbon attached and beekeeper Chappel would knock on each saying in hushed tones " Your mistress is dead, but don't you go. Your new master will be a good master to you." The bees now report to King Charles. Fascinating stuff.
Happy Fall and Bee Safe!
In 2020 we went through the testing and inspection process to become a “NY Grown and Certified Honey Producer.” While all claim their honey is pure, and bees are the best, we decided to back the claims up with the documentation and inspections that prove we have healthy hives, excellent sanitation in extraction, and nothing but pure, raw NY local honey.
Pure - Natural- Raw