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About Beeswild

Beeswild Bee Farms is run by the German Pre-Beekeeper  Uwe Rusch and consists of European Honey Bees that are reared from a queen stock in Winter heaven, Florida to help dilute the Africanized traits of our more Florida bee strains.

Beeswild Bee Farms promises to provide products to our customers in a sustainable, honey bee friendly way. We believe in promoting small businesses and family agriculture in SW Florida. We pledge to always offer raw, pure honey, unprocessed, unfiltered and reuse all possible elements of the hive.

We are committed to innovative beekeeping. We strive to educate the public on the importance of honeybees in our food production and about vital pollination practices. Beeswild.com Farms is devoted to green business practices and healthy honeybees.

Beeswild Bee Farm’s sustainably harvests our local honey from our regionally located beehives during different honey producing seasons. All of our beehives are located in small groups on honeybee friendly SW Florida farms and ranches. We rely on the stewardship of local farmers, ranchers and landowners who allow us to keep our honeybee hives on their diverse landscapes.

Our unique honey varietals are harvested during different seasons from their respective locations. This ensures our floral varietals are true to their unique nectar sources and locally sourced. We carefully and sustainably extract each honey varietal in small batches, only taking the excess honey from each hive. We are strong believers in healthy beekeeping practices, and honeybee health is our top priority.

Beeswild Bee honey is raw, 100% pure and contains no additives.  Our honey is unpasteurized and all natural, in order to maintain the integrity of honey and to preserve the pollens and proteins found in raw honey. Beeswild Bee honey delivers the natural pollens and beneficial elements of the hive directly to you.

Beeswild Bee Farms prides itself on maintaining healthy bees from safe, local regions. We are always in search of new places for our bees to live and thrive. Let us know if you’re interested in having Beeswild.com Bees on your property.

We are registered and insured for bee removals and provide
sustainable live relocation of the bees. We remove bees live, cure and resettle them in safe habitats.

100%

raw
product

Bees are life

Bees Are Life … it’s that simple!

Beeswild’s Mission is “to advance the understanding of and preservation of the honeybee as a vital resource in our ecosystem and food web, through public education, advocacy, support for beekeepers, and the keeping of urban and suburban beehives”.

Beeswild.com is a social movement whose goal is to support and re-establish the world’s dwindling honeybee and native bee populations in one corner of the world at a time, starting in Cape Coral, SW Florida. We do this by saving and resettling bees in urban and suburban locations using sustainable beekeeping practices, going organic wherever possible.

To share the “bounty of the bee” we work to bring raw 100% SW Florida Honey to the public, and, with a focus on public education, we will further grow the public awareness of the importance of bees to our planet.

Healthy properties of honey

  • regulates metabolic processes
  • increases immunity
  • honey improves blood composition
  • helps to cope with insomnia
  • gives energy to the body, restores strength

975

liters of honey 2019

180

mil bees on the farm

32

bee families

56

field hectares covered

Technology

How we produce our honey

Making honey is a complex and unique process and is produced in several stages

Honey starts as flower nectar collected by bees, which gets broken down into simple sugars stored inside the honeycomb. The design of the honeycomb and constant fanning of the bees’ wings causes evaporation, creating sweet liquid honey. Honey’s color and flavor varies based on the nectar collected by the bees. For example, honey made from orange blossom nectar might be light in color, whereas honey from avocado or wildflowers might have a dark amber color.

01. Flowers produce nectar and attract our bees

Nectar is a sugar-rich liquid produced by plants in glands called nectaries or nectarines, either within the flowers with which it attracts pollinating animals, or by extrafloral nectaries, which provide a nutrient source to animal mutualists, which in turn provide antiherbivore protection.

02. Bees collect the nectar and carry it to the beehive

Honey bees collect pollen and nectar as food for the entire colony, and as they do, they pollinate plants. Nectar stored within their stomachs is passed from one worker to the next until the water within it diminishes. At this point, the nectar becomes honey, which workers store in the cells of the honeycomb.

03. Bees seal cells with wax and honey ripens

Scientists have found numerous examples of a new phenomenon – bees “entombing” or sealing up hive cells full of pollen to put them out of use, and protect the rest of the hive from their contents. A honeycomb is a mass of hexagonal prismatic wax cells built by honey bees in their nests to contain their larvae and stores of honey and pollen.

04. We collect the product and transfer it to the packaging

Honey extraction is the central process in beekeeping of removing honey from honeycomb so that it is isolated in a pure liquid form. Normally, the honey is stored by honey bees in their beeswax honeycomb; in framed bee hives, the honey is stored on a wooden structure called a frame.

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