We’re busy bees over here, and our bees are busy, too because we now have two hives here at PKF! They stand about 100 feet from the garden spaces and look a little different than some of the traditional beehives you might be used to seeing—because they are horizontal hives. The bees build sideways instead of up, and the long legs mean no mice or possums to worry about, plus are a little easier on the beekeepers. Over the weekend, we installed 100,000 bees (wow!)—and no one was stung except our dog, Willa. Our bees are being managed by beekeeper Noreen Dunlap, who also lives in High View.
Just like PFK’s produce and poultry, the bees are also Certified Naturally Grown. Their primary purpose is to increase produce pollination (which is needed for plants to reproduce), but a nice fringe benefit is the honey they will make here on the farm. Natural honey has many health benefits—and is delicious! #PKF #beehappy #honeydo