Two of my three backyard hives made it through the winter in great shape, and they have been — ahem — busy, gathering nectar every day — well, when it’s not pouring rain on us.
I am hoping to populate two hives this spring, so if you see or hear about any swarms of honeybees in the Alameda area, please drop me a line right away!
I should be able to do a spring harvest in late May.
In the meantime, while you are waiting for the honey…
I do have plenty of beeswax available; If you need beeswax for projects like candles, moustache waxing, waterproofing, sewing, cosmetics, rust prevention, crayons, hair care, etc., I have a bunch of cubes, one ounce each, as well as some larger chunks, available for sale! Contact me (see the form to the right) about your needs.
Also, even though the goats have found new homes in Oakland, we still have some stock of the goat-milk soap made by Moon Milk Creamery, which features beeswax from our bees; some varieties like “milk & honey” feature our honey as well. You can pick these bars up at the house as well.
I purchased two jars as gifts for friends who were specifically looking for local honey and they are still licking their lips!
Just wanted to let you know how delicious the honey is! Thanks so much. It’s great drizzled over Greek yogurt!
We love our Sweet Home Alameda Honey! The kids are not the only ones sneaking an occasional spoonful out of the jar ;) It has a delicious tang, and we love that this honey is the product of our local Alameda bees. My daughter proclaimed, "This honey tastes so much better than the honey bear honey!"