WELCOME TO BEE TREE FARMS
Looking for a raw natural honey? Our apiary is located on the edge of the Rich Mountain Wilderness in beautiful Ellijay, Georgia. There are miles of untouched forest that provide excellent forage sources for our bees. This remote environment along with our treatment free approach to beekeeping produces excellent honey.
ABOUT OUR FARM
The Family Project
In 2008, we purchased 11 acres in Ellijay, Georgia. With two young children, we needed something for the kids to get excited about other than being on a device. Over the years, there have been so many great memories in Ellijay for our family. We have seen all types of animals and have had many hours just talking by a fire.
In 2018, we began keeping two colonies of honey bees. We were fascinated with them from the start. They are amazing creatures that function as a highly intelligent unit. Our goal in beekeeping is to essentially get out of the way and let the bees manage themselves. We simply provide a habitat and let the bees do the rest.
RAW WILDFLOWER HONEY
Our bees are left to their own abilities to deal with natures challenges. Harsh chemicals are never added to our hives to prevent pests or treat disease.
We source our bees through natural swarms from feral colonies that are living treatment free
Our hives are built out of thicker lumber to mimic a natural tree cavity and provide adequate insulation from the elements.
Our apiary is located on the edge of the Rich Mountain Wilderness in North Georgia. There are miles of natural forest that provide excellent forage sources for the bees.
We do not feed our bees sugar syrup to boost honey production. The bees are entrusted to build an ample honey supply for the winter. If extra honey is available, we harvest a small amount leaving their winter stores in tact.
Once honey is ripened in the hive, we remove the combs and extract the honey. The honey is strained and bottled for you.