About our farm:
Our farm is located in Ashland OH. We've been in the honey business for 17 years now. The first couple of years, we were selling honey to folks close to us. As more and more folks contacted us for honey, we decided that we needed a website to make it easier for these folks to simply order online from us. I design and maintain our webpage and Glenn maintains the beehives. We both pack orders and all honey is filled by hand - no machines are used anywhere in the filling process!
We have outgrown the amount of honey we can produce and now also buy honey and bee products from beekeepers in OH, MI, PA, and IN. We buy from the same beekeepers that we've known for years. They practice beekeeping as we do and maintain hives that produce great tasting honey without the use of chemicals in their hives. If you have any questions concerning our bee products and their sources, please email us or phone us before purchasing.
We do not have a physical store and all of our business is conducted online. This allows us to maintain our beehives to produce honey and bee products and also keep up with orders. Glenn is typically out checking on the hives, catching bee swarms and extracting honey.
We extract honey throughout the year (late Spring through late Fall) to get the various types of honey. I have recently retired after 20 years in the pharmaceutical industry and can devote 100% of my time to the business. This allows Glenn a bit more time with the hives and keeping up with the honey production which is very labor intensive.
Magazines We've Been Featured In:
Our honey dippers were used in a photo shoot for honey favors.
Page 21 of the Autumn issue.
Midwest Living Magazine.
Our personalized honey favors were a featured article in the June 2007 magazine.
Click on Magazine to read about it.
Martha Stewart Living Magazine.
Our beeswax was used in the featured dessert shown on the cover in May 2006.
Stringy looking stuff on top is our beeswax.
Click on Magazine to read about it.
Glenn started beekeeping full time after a friend passed away who had beehives and we started having way more honey than our friends and family could consume, so I created our website. This was over 10 years ago and we've been busy ever since. Glenn has a doctorate in Organic Chemistry and I have a B.S. in Biology so we both love being around bees. If you have a chemistry question; Glenn is the guy to answer it, Chemistry is like Russian to me:)
The beekeeping business is hard heavy work. However, watching bees at work is extraordinary and quite relaxing. Watching our bees in action on a warm sunny day while walking around our property trying to determine what they are drawn to is fun to do. Each year the taste of our honey varieties differs depending on what plants are producing the best pollen and nectar sources that year.
We pride ourselves on taking care of our customers as we hear from many folks who are surprised at how quickly we respond to their emails. We also get frustrated by trying to contact someone about ordering something and waiting days to hear back from them.
Our goal is to respond to your emails within the day as email is the easiest way to catch us. Check your spam folders! Sometimes on nice sunny days, we'll be out taking supers off the hives and "playing" with the bees.))) Or now and then someone will call with a bee swarm and off one of us must go - sort of like "beeing" a fireman.
If you need to contact us, the quickest way is by email as we are not always in during the day to answer phone calls. When we do come in sometimes late at night, it's easier to email folks as it's too late to call.
You can order online with a credit card or by sending us a check or money order. To send us a check or money order, simply add your items to the shopping cart and continue to checkout and follow the steps - you'll be able to print out your order and mail it to us.
We THANK YOU for your business and most of all the bees say THANKS as they do most of the work:) We just bottle their hard work into jars. At the end of each season, we leave 2 Supers on each hive. These are the white hive bodies you see on beehives. Most beekeepers leave just 1 and we hear of bees starving over the winter due to running out of food. We would rather leave extra honey on the hive versus losing a beehive by taking off too much honey. We have not really had any significant bee lose in any of our bee yards in any year.
Since I retired Glenn has a bit more time and has helped a few more folks get into beekeeping around our area. Glenn is able to teach them how to maintain healthy hives without using chemicals within the hives. We are always concerned with new beekeepers who are taught to use antibiotics and other things in a hive versus really keeping up with the hives throughout the year.
Enjoy the Honey!
Glenn and Becky Magrum
P.O. Box 837
Ashland OH 44805