Hosting a bee yard involves providing a suitable habitat for honeybees to thrive, aiding in pollination and honey production. We are based out of Woodstock Georgia, but we are always looking to expand.
Currently we have three types of bee yards:
Year Round - These yards are in place all year and they contain our wildflower honey production colonies. Each yard contains around 25 colonies.
Sourwood (Seasonal) - Sourwood trees (Oxydendrum arboreum) are native to the southeastern United States and are primarily found in the Appalachian Mountains, stretching from Pennsylvania to northern Georgia. We find that the best yards are generally between 1,000 and 3,000 feet above sea level. The sourwood flow typically starts in late June and runs through mid July. It is a lot of work to move bees around, but we find it is worth the effort to produce quality sourwood honey.
Nucleus (Nuc) Yard - We raise our own queens and devote yards to this effort. Since we are based in Woodstock, we prefer that these yards are within a 20 miles of us.
What locations make a good yard?
An out of the way location with at least 5 acres - We love honey bees, but not everyone does so we try to keep bees in remote locations whenever possible.
Accessible by truck - Keeping bees can be hard work! We like having the ability to drive a truck into the bee yard to make things easier.
If you are interested in hosting a bee yard, please contact Tommy at (404) 312-7875!