West Nyack, New York Local Honey
238 Germonds Road, West Nyack, NY.
We are sold out of honey
I will harvest more in June of 2013
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Less than two miles from the Palisades Mall in Rockland County, NY there are about 200,000 busy bees making honey. Twice a year I go into my back yard and harvest the honey from my four hives. I separate the honey from the comb, strain it through cheesecloth and put it into 12 oz bottles.
My honey is undiluted, uncooked, un-fiddled with. It is 100% honey from my hives. You can stop by and meet the bees before you buy. The honey is all natural, and I don’t medicate my bees. You can even see the tiny pieces of white beeswax that float to the top, something that you will never see in the heavily processed imported honey that you get from the supermarket.
I charge $6 for a 12oz container. Stop by and ring the bell. If I am at home and have honey, you’ll see the sign at my driveway.
My bees are of different types. One hive is Russian, known for their hardiness and gentleness, and their rich dark color. Two hives are Golden Italians of the variety called Minnesota Hygienic. These bees are also gentle and produce lots of honey. They sometimes don’t make it through cold winters. I have one hive where the Italian Queen mated with a Russian drone and produced a mixed hive. These bees are a little more agressive, but they are strong and make lots of honey.
My first 3 hives, purchased in 2009, are named after my Mother and Aunts. They are Connie, Ethel and Martha.
Here is a picture of Connie (the hive) from last winter.