On a limited basis honey from southern Marin is beginning to be harvested. While the new honey is just starting to accumulate in the bee hives some beekeepers are getting a sneak preview of more to come. If the hive is booming, full of bees and making honey fast.....it is OK to steal away a sample of the delicious spring honey they are storing in brand new comb.
For a lucky few, wild hives, or hives that are in trees and secret locations away from beekeeper meddling, offer a stockpile of honey from last year in addition to the newest nectar. To obtain this prize, the hive must be removed and relocated, generally speaking, so that the honey can be harvested. Often this "aged" honey is dark, full of flavor and thick. Sounds good!
A new feature for this web page is the ability to see where the bees are foraging. Each honey that we harvest comes from a specific geographic location, unique in the flavors and colors of honey that is produced by the bees. Read More to find a link to a map of the foraging range for the North Slope honey....
North Slope honey comes from the bees which forage on the north side of Mt. Tamalpais and its extensive wilderness watershed. I can just image the bees foraging on wild flowers, Madrone Trees and Manzanita flowers. Who knows what other amazing flowering plants are growing along the shores of Bon Tempe lake or, the nearby creeks and streams?
Follow the link at the bottom of this page to see a map of this area. Know where your honey comes from!