Last week our good friend Quentin Smith brought over 20,000 honey bees to our farm! Sounds a little crazy right?…  but bees are important to us and all farmers! These bees will not only collect lavender honey from our lavender field but pollinate our flowers and crops to ensure promising yields.

Many of the foods and crops we rely on need or, at the very least, benefit from bee pollination. Here’s a list of some of those crops.

  • Apples
  • Asparagus
  • Beans
  • Beets
  • Cabbage
  • Cantaloupe
  • Cucumber
  • Garlic
  • Horseradish
  • Kale
  • Lettuce
  • Onions
  • Parsley
  • Pumpkins
  • Radishes
  • Squash
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Turnip
  • Watermelon

Our friend Jerry is an experienced bee keeper and he helped us place the bees.  We’ll keep you posted on how they thrive in their new home.

We plan to use the honey collected from the bees as well as many of the fruits and vegetables pollinated in our restaurant and farmers market this summer. Check back for more information about both!