Fall Bees are in the Air

When the weather turns into cool nights and welcomed warmer days, the goldenrod, asters and mums are gracing the land with color, you know it’s time to check the weight of your hives. HoneyBeeGoldR

Last year we left supers on for added security going into winter. Yes, by spring a couple of queens laid up into the supers, but by the time those hatched, she had no more interest to be on the top floor. They cleaned them up and began storing the first of the spring nectar and so we received an early harvest. More importantly they had an ample supply of food throughout winter.

They say that a queen won’t go back down as it is their nature to go up. Hence the need to reverse the deeps. We have not had the problem to worry us, but when in doubt, we have on occasion swapped boxes and all was well in either case. Each beekeeper along the way, learns what works and what doesn’t with their own hives.

We are glad for the lower temperatures and so it goes; we proceed into the season of appreciation for colorful surroundings and that particular familiar smell in the autumn air.

Hive Products




Friends Hill Apiary sincerely believes in the benefits of naturally pure products.

Raw honey is full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It is antibacterial and is effective at building immunity. It combats seasonal allergies, speeds healing of some skin conditions, and has so many beneficial properties. Did we mention that it taste great, too?


From hive to bottle. We have been sharing quality, all-natural wild flower honey since 2013. All of our honey is produced by local bees and we never add artificial flavoring or color. We let our bees have the responsibility to naturally flavor our honey with various florals.

  • 1 pound bottles
  • 3 pound bottles

Creamed Honey is also available.


Small quantities of natural beeswax is available and ready to use.


Other apiary products include: personal care products, infused with herbs, propolis and beeswax. We make no medical claims on any topical product and we insist that consumers test all products before use.

  • Lip Balm
  • Salves
  • Soaps
  • Lotions
  • Wood Conditioner
  • Fire Starters

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