Meet our bee keepers Jose & Julio, both state of Florida Certified bee keepers to perform a passion that started by mare accident. My family's passion for honey started years ago - says an excited Jose - when we found in our home a natural bee hive; off course we were afraid at first and didn't know what to do with it, but after investigating we relized bees were an endanger species and saw how important they were for our ecosystem, our love started inmediatelly.
We started by word of mouth and gifts to friends, even on my daughter's baby shower my wife and I gave them as a free suvenir - says Jose; but things started to develop shorly after and here we are after 3 years with over 500 bee hives through all Florida.
THE BUSY BEES
Anna, Martha A.
We can call these two "the brain" behind our operations... They're the marketing leaders, the one with the ideas and the main executors when the lightbulb calls.
He's the engine of our company. He supervises and inspects all our bee yard operations on a weekly basis. He sets up our local farmer's market fairs.
With over 45 years of experience and publised four different books as one of the most renound bee keepers in south florida he's the mentor of the company.
OUR HIVES... why raw?
Why Raw Honey? - Many people ask...
Well raw honey is honey fresh from the comb. It’s not pasteurized and therefore is still full of healthy enzymes. It is said that store-bought pasteurized honey is no better than white sugar. The heat from pasteurization kills the beneficial enzymes rendering them useless to the body. Today with over 500 bee hives we can deliver a trully raw honey straight to your table.
BEES, FLOWERS & FLAVORS
We move our hives to different areas in Florida to get different honey nectars... that way bees collect nectar, which contains carbohydrates, from flowers and take it back to their hive. The nectar is partially digested into more simple sugars and stored in the honeycomb inside the hive. Eventually it loses moisture and condenses into thick, sweet honey. The type of flowers the nectar came from influences the color and flavor of the resulting honey. Some common varieties are clover, alfalfa or orange blossom. If the bees use a variety of flowers found in nature, the honey is simply referred to as wildflower honey.