The hives that make up the Turkey Hill Apiary are Russian and Minnesota Hygienic breeds. We chose them for their ability to deal with cold temperatures and natural resistance to mites, parasites, and other diseases. With these characteristics, our bees get to live out their lives the way nature sees fit, and we never treat their home with chemicals. We admire what our bees can do. That’s why we:
– Respect their natural rhythms.
– Provide pesticide free forage.
– Maintain bee health, not forced honey production
The bees need to visit almost a million flowers to produce a single pound of honey. With all that work, it’s the least we can do to make sure they are happy and healthy.