In the summer of 2006, we came home to find a jar of local honey on our doorstep -- a gift from a friendly neighborhood beekeeper. The moment we tasted that golden sweetness was the moment we decided to start keeping our own bees. We obtained our first colony in the fall of 2007 and two years later we harvested 250 pounds of honey. One backyard hive turned into five and suddenly we were a fully functioning apiary. New Mexico is an ideal environment for keeping bees, with its warm summers and mild winters.
Over the past 15 years we have become broadly experienced and highly successful at keeping bees, rearing queens, and harvesting honey.
Our enterprise is 100% local. All of our colonies are kept in our backyard in the Northeast Heights of Albuquerque. Unlike many beekeepers, we do not move our hives out of state for the winter months. We do not use synthetic pesticides for the control of the varroa mite (a common and destructive pest to honey bees). Our honey is raw, extracted and bottled on site.