Bees are Hard Working | Pollinators | Disappearing

Bees make delicious local Indiana honey and pollinate one-third of the food you eat. But we face many challenges.

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Tulip Tree is a Community Supported Apiary

Why Support Beekeeping?

Honey bees are threatened by pesticides, parasites, and disease.
Beekeepers are threatened by rising costs and colony collapse.

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Bees (and beekeepers) need your help

Up to half of Indiana honey bee colonies die out each year. Small-scale beekeepers (like us) collaborate with scientists and commercial producers to save honey bees and native pollinators. But we need your help.

Why the tulip tree?

The tulip tree, Liriodendron tulipifera, is the state tree of Indiana, our home state. It’s bright yellow flowers are an important source of nectar for honeybees, and a sign that the summer honey flow has begun!

Honey is Precious. Thank the Bees!

One Pound of Honey =

22,700
Worker Bees
55,000
Miles Flown
2,600,000
Flowers Visited
.083
Teaspoons per Bee Life

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The buzz about our bees

Beehive Updates and Apiary News

Hive Report: Pollen!

It’s an unusually warm February day here in northeast Indiana, approaching 60°. The girls are out for a cleansing flight, and some of them are finding the first pollen of …

Never trust a groundhog

Curse you, Punxsutawney Phil. On Groundhog Day 2017, the rotund rodent saw his shadow and disappeared back into his burrow, predicting another six long weeks of winter. That’s not good …

From Bee to Table - The Story of Honey