The 2018 Honey Harvest is finally here! The spring crop is finally harvested bottled and ready to go!
The bees at Hathaway Farms have finally finished working the early summer nectar into sweet golden honey! We have been blessed beyond expectation at the harvest this year and are so glad to be able to offer two varietals of our local, chemical free, raw unadulterated honey.
Tulsa Hills Honey Variety - Harvested at our Tulsa Hills Farm, just west of Tulsa Hills from our Apiary right here in the heart of the Tulsa Hills area. This variety has a richer, deeper flavor with a kind of "Tulsa Twang" made from wildflowers and trees in the SW Tulsa area. ~Buy yours here~
Hitchita Honey Variety - Harvested at our farm near Hitchita, OK, SE of Okmulgee. A lighter, floral flavor, from the fields of clovers, crimson, yellow and white clovers as well as sumac and other wild flowers and trees from the area. ~Buy yours here~
For many of you, you've heard the stories and the pains on how we've grown our apiaries and how it has taken 5 years to finally get to a good honey harvest. If you're wondering, wow! why that long? Can't you just put bee hives in your garden and the bees will make honey? Well yes and no. We thought that at first too, but we have found that beekeeping is quite a lesson in biology. We took the class, we listened to lots of opinions and well meaning mentors offering advice.
But when it comes right down to it, there is a lot to learn about bees and their biology. Especially if you want to go “chemical-free”. I will post an article on treatment-free and chemical-free and the differences but for now just know that both are much more time intensive than most can invest into their bees.
We are super excited to provide with options to your food choices and would be glad to answer any questions you might have or point you in the right direction when we can’t.
Thanks for reading and learning more about this awesome food system the God gave us! If you have questions about honey bees, honey or any other farm item, drop me a note. Be sure to watch our website and social media for updates as we begin to harvest our summer elderberry crop!