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I do not ship food or plants. Make an appointment to come to the farm to purchase your food OR talk to me about delivering it to you at NO EXTRA CHARGE when your purchase equals $50.00 or more. I can only sell/deliver in Western Missouri, so if you live in Kansas... we’ll have to discuss finding a place in Missouri for that.

You are welcome to come to the farm BY APPOINTMENT ONLY (AS USUAL) to pick up your food. When you schedule your visit, it will help if you know what you want so I can have it ready for you. I do accept checks or cash. We work from home and therefore our exposure to the outside world is we are all vaccinated. If you wish, I am happy to pack your order and have it waiting for you (at a distance) in a cooler... just ask for 'curbside service.'

Very much like fine wine, each honey's flavor is created by the environmental conditions and influences of the nectars and pollens the bees collect in a given time frame. Therefore, each year has it's own personality. And, like fine wine, when it is packaged and stored properly, it never goes bad (even when it crystallizes).

Want to taste test to see which you like best? No problem, contact me to schedule a taste test.

RAW HONEY 2022: This year's honey was collected and created by the honeybees through the entire year: Spring, Summer, and Fall. It was not removed from the hives until October so it has influences (and benefits) of pollens and nectars from a huge range of flowering plants and trees.

  • 32 oz (2 lb / 907 g) Glass Jar for $23.00 each (equals $0.72/ounce).
  • 16 oz (1 lb / 454 g) Glass Jar for $12.00 each (equals $0.75/ounce).
  • 12 oz (340 g) BPA-free Plastic Inverted Squeeze Bottle for $10.00 each (equals $0.83/ounce).
    This plastic bottle has a flip-top lid. There are a limited number of filled 12 oz Squeeze Bottles.

I also have some unfilled squeeze bottles that I will sell for $1.00 each when you buy a 32 oz Jar at the same time.


'21 SELECT RAW HONEY: The colony that created this honey appears to have considered quality more important than quantity. First they stored enough for their own needs and then they provided us with honey that has such an amazing flavor I wanted to keep the entire batch for myself. SERIOUSLY. Once I got over my own selfishness, I decided this honey deserved packaging as special as it is and, therefore, I am offering it to you in a GLASS CYLINDER with a hexagon design in ONE size: 12 OUNCE. Because with THIS honey quality is definitely more important than quantity (as the bees told us); and I am pricing it accordingly. This is the 'cream of the crop,' the 'tip of the top,' and if the price causes you pause, well then, it's mine. ;)

How to describe the flavor to you? It is honey with a depth of flavor/richness that is more familiar in molasses while not tasting like molasses per se. I'll describe my first experience with it, maybe that will help. The hubby called me to come taste it as it was pouring out of the extractor into the filter above the bucket. I was not excited about this because (as you may have correctly assumed) I taste A GREAT DEAL of honey and, while I love the flavor differences, I have not been excited about any one particular batch. But he was excited, so ...
He put a toothpick into the stream of honey and then handed that toothpick to me. As soon as the honey touched my tongue I understood his excitement. Then, as the flavor lingered on my tastebuds, I was instantly transported back to childhood camping vacations with my family and the excitement of getting to have horehound candy all to myself.

What is horehound? It is an herb and, as far as I know, there isn't a great big patch of it anywhere near us. The plant is a member of the mint family and the flavor is often described as somewhere 'between root beer and licorice.' One thing I will tell you, is that I am looking for the plants to add to my garden, LOL.

And just so you know, the 'horehound flavor' isn't overwhelming, it lingers for a moment in the after-taste (like an after thought). Describing the flavor of honey is similar to describing the flavor of wine. And this is definitely a honey I want to savor and 'sip' all on its own.

12 oz (340 g) Glass Cylinder for $15.00 each (equals $1.25/ounce).

I even attached a 'tamper evident' strip to each jar that looks like this (except for the white behind the words - that is just for reading it here):



bring your own container

Bring Your Own (BYO) Favorite Honey Container and I will weigh it, fill it with honey, weigh it again, subtract the original weight and you pay only for the honey at $0.65/oz. This option is NO LONGER available for 2022 honey. If you want me to contact you when I have honey in storage buckets next year, contact me.

I am also happy to sell business-2-business (B2B) where applicable. This means you are using my honey as part of your value-added-product. Contact me for special B2B pricing (whether already packaged or BYO container).

***I DO NOT sell honey wholesale (meaning my honey is repackaged to be sold under someone else's brand).***
***If you are looking for cheap honey to sell retail, you have come to the wrong place.***


RAW PROPOLIS - currently available at $8.00 per ounce. This is directly from the hive, use it as is or to make your own tincture. You are responsible for cleaning any bug and/or wood bits from it. Compare my price to prices on-line for processed propolis ($10 and up). Save yourself some money by doing the work.

BEES WAX - available in cosmetic grade 1 oz. (28.34 g) ingots at $1.25 each. Use pure beeswax to make your own products! I did a search on-line to establish pricing and found it ranges vastly. I picked a price at the lower end of the spectrum. If you are interested in large quantities for business-2-business (B2B) cosmetic or commercial grade, contact me for pricing and availability.


All our honey is considered 'wildflower' because it is made from wherever the honeybees forage and not from one specific type of nectar (like 'clover' or 'almond'). There is a great deal of biodiversity in the 5 mile radius the honeybees travel so the flavor is a pleasant surprise every time we extract the extra honey.

My bee hives produced excess honey for the first time in 2015. The bees did not produce any excess honey for the 2016 season.
The 2017 honey was light and flavorful and very well received. I've put a couple of images of the bees working the witchhazel flowers in a separate page, click here to go there.

I WAS SO HAPPY happy to be able offer honey again from the Fall of 2018! That year's honey was harvested a bit later (in September) and so the color is a deep amber and the flavor was *A*M*A*Z*I*N*G*! (If I do say so myself, LOL.) I added a couple more labels to remind you NOT to give Raw Honey to children under 1 year of age AND that all Raw Honey crystallizes and doing so doesn't change it's nutritional value, flavor, etc. Instructions on how to liquify your crystallized honey is the other new label.

I had hoped to have at least 3 times more honey to sell in 2018 (we had 3 times more mature hives going into the Spring), but between the CRP next to the farm being torn out (so many mature flowering trees destroyed), climate change and drought; we harvested only about 1/3 more honey than 2017.

As for 2019, we lost 6 hives that Spring and that left us with 3. The 2018 drought combined with the long Winter and the REALLY wet Spring had really knocked the honeybees for a loop. Even our remaining hives struggled and, therefore, since it is more important to us that they survive than provide us with honey to sell to you; there was NOT a 2019 harvest of honey.

We were ever so grateful to have honey available again in 2020. The supers were FULL by July and that year's honey was light and amazingly clear (these are good things). The flavor was perhaps a bit more delicate than the 2018, but that is expected because the nectars harvested did not include any fall plants and explains why it crystallized sooner than expected.

The 2021 season was been abundant for us. We hear from other beekeepers that where they are there has been little to no honey flow. We were ever so grateful that we were able to offer honey from 2021 year. In fact, we were able to offer three different varieties: Spring (with very little clover contribution), Fall (with clover and fall plants contribution), AND '21 Select (which has an exquisite flavor from a single hive that worked all year on it).

After the abundance of 2021, we were nervous going into 2022 (as you've read above, we've seen 'feast' years followed by 'famine' years in the past). Luckily, the hubby was able to work the apiary through the odd Winter, Spring, and Summer (with drought conditions) so that we came out of the year with good strong hives. But the honey flow for us was slow and the honeybees took all year to provide us with excess honey. This is fine, they need to make enough for themselves first and we are grateful for whatever they can spare. The quantity we have to sell is about on par with what we had in 2018 and the quality (barring the '21 Select) is about the best we've ever had.


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