Welcome to Meigs County Honey!! My name is Amber and my husbies name is Gene. Our story is a short but sweet one. For years my husband Gene has been saying, “Let’s get bees. We need bees.” Him being into the Discovery Channel and all things animals he had a good understanding about those sweet little honey bees long before we got them. I, on the other hand, had no idea what we were getting into but on the very first day we picked up our first bee package and I got to ride home with them happily buzzing in their little cluster protecting their queen with all their itty bitty might I was hooked. I loved everything about the bees: the smell, the sound and especially how adorable their tiny bodies are. I loved all things bees from my very first interaction and since I have made it my goal to protect and help them in any way I can. I spend my days watching the bees, feeding them, bringing them in to look at them under the microscope. All day everyday I observe bees. Since I’ve started watching them they’ve taught me a ton. I’ve especially learnt everyone has their own way of beekeeping so it’s best to develop your own practices. I’ve seen articles on well known sites that had information that would be fatal to bees if done at the wrong time of year or in certain weather with no mention of the risk. If you start to read through historical beekeeping archives from the 1800s you’ll find the techniques haven’t changed much. This is the fact that lead me to where I am today being the innovative person I am. I designed my own floors, feeders, and roofs to fit the langstroth dimensions of 16 1/4 x 19 7/8 inches. .
My goal as a beekeeper is to educate others about beekeeping practices. Mainly how to care for their honeybees through the seasons and how to identify an issue before it becomes fatal to the colony. Here at Meigs County Honey we make all of our own wooden ware. In addition to honey and beeswax products our goal is to provide new innovative hive components that make a difference for the bees. All of our equipment is made with the bees in mind.
Updates- 2021 is here and the bees are building up quick. We worked hard through the Winter and built plenty of inventory, but there’s plenty left to do to end the year at 100 hives. Check back for future updates.
2021 honey season has begun! We have already had our first 2021 Spring honey harvest! This year our plan is to focus on honey production, in addition to colony growth. Keep an eye out for our honey popping up in local establishments.
Our honey, honey products and beeswax beauty products are available for online ordering or at your local farmers market. Our honey changes with the season, so order ahead!
Will be updated Spring 2021- we are hoping to join the Athens County Farmers Market this year!
Ready to care for the most important insects on the planet? We offer one-on-one instruction so you can learn everything you need to know to take proper care of the sweetest insects on earth. Classes are free. All individuals entering the bee yard will be required to sign a volunteers waiver. Limited spaces available!
We are a registered Apiary through the state of Ohio. A copy of our state inspection is available upon request.
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