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Greeley, Colorado 80634

We are a family of beekeepers and adventurers who make and distribute products from the daily lives of bees.

Stories

We love telling stories and are honored that you would want to be a part of them. This is a summary of our journeys, our adventures and how our lives and the lives of our bees intersect.

 

We are Farmers

Kenneth-James Tencza

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In the words of Wendell Berry, "to cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal,” is our calling.

We are farmers. We carefully follow the seasons and the changes in weather instead of the calendar. We are in an arranged marriage with the elements and the earth.

Keeping honeybees for honey at this point and time is not something you do to make money; it is an act of service.

We intentionally keep our bees. We do not ship them out to warmer climates in the winter to make more money because we believe that disrupts the natural cycle of creating Colorado-hearty honeybees.

We naturally treat our bees for mites. This is less effective, but we believe that this practice is better for them and for you, our local family, who consume it.

We keep our bees in areas that aren’t treated by chemicals and pesticides where there is a larger variety of flowers and native plants.

However, this year, the areas where we keep our bees have been devastated by the hail and heat. Where wildflowers once were as abundant as air, they have been sparse. Over a few weeks we lost 9 hives.

We want you to know: we don’t make a profit on our honey. We do it for you. You who live in this area and need a honey producer that you can count on who is committed to selling honey locally and sustainable practices.  We are firm in that we do our best to naturally breed resilient Colorado honeybees until larger shifts happen legally and politically to make our climate safer and more friendly to honeybees.

We are so proud of what we do. We are just as proud that Greeley is a community that unwaveringly supports us.

Thank you.

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