About Heritage Bee Farm
Our main apiary (bee farm) and farm is nestled in a country setting surrounded by pasture land, large oaks, saw palmetto and we are just 1 mile fromthe Myakka River (as the bee flies) and acres of citrus groves. Our family business started as a hobby and has grown to one of Florida's leading local honey providers.
Local Raw Honey and Hive Products
When you want honey right from the beekeeper, turn to us! If you are looking for local raw honey near Sarasota, FL and have a chance to stop by our farm, we'd love to meet you. We also make handmade soaps, lip balms, lotion bars gift baskets and more...! Of course, we also ship a little bit of the Sunshine State nationwide.
We are queen breeders and take great care to provide the highest quality mated queen and queen cells to local beekeepers as well as beekeepers across the country including large beekeeping pollinators and require high producing queens to ensure high productivity within their honey and pollination operations.
Our family is proud to produce and supply you with the finest natural raw honey, queens and queen cells and also bee hive products.
Read "Our Story" to learn more about us: https://www.heritagebees.com/OurStory
We are amazed at the handy work of our Creator who made every living thing that moves... especially the bees! Consider that
- Bees forage for up to 3 miles distance and find their way back to their hive. Even when hundreds of hives are present.
- Bees use glands on their abdomen to excrete a small flake that give us the wonderful product of beeswax.
- The average life span of a worker bee in the summer lasts only six to eight weeks.
- During the lifetime of a worker bee, it will produce about 1/12 of a teaspoon of honey
After the bees work, we can enjoy the bountiful blessings of pure honey as it comes directly from the hive, bottled for us to enjoy not only its sweet taste, but it's many other benefits.
Chris ~ Melissa and Family