Beekeeping at the Clif Family Farm

beekeeping at the clif family farm

Honey bees are an important part of farming at Clif Family Farm.  Our goal is not just honey production, or even strictly pollination. Our goal is to maintain a healthy apiary, farm and forest. One way we achieve this is by planting flowers, trees, and shrubs that provide a better diet for our bees. We also are experimenting with old style log hives that provide a healthier home for bees. In keeping with our sustainable and organic farming methods, we never use non-organic pesticides, and we are also very careful about limiting the amount of organic pesticides that we use. All this not only makes for good honey bee habitat, it provides a valuable food source for other pollinators like native bumble bees and hummingbirds. 

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