Pure. Natural. Sweet. Honey and inspired products for your gift-giving needs. Unique honey-themed gift baskets for every occasion. Honey tasting experiences customized to your own event conducted by a Bee America honey sommelier.
We started raising bees when our children were very young and as they have grown, so has the size of our apiary. From our earliest beginnings at Bee America, we have been committed to sweetening your life with the goodness of pure American honey. We sell local honey from our apiary overlooking the Potomac River; flower varietal honeys from iconic regions of the United States; artisanal honeys that capture historic eras in America's past; and natural, honey-based body care products. We also create beautiful custom honey gift baskets for every occasion and offer unique honey tasting events for groups of all sizes. We are passionate about doing what we can to preserve the future of honeybees and their place in our world. Small, local apiaries, like Bee America, can offer their customers the confidence of knowing exactly how the bees are treated, what sustainable land-management practices are utilized, the nutritional quality of the honey, and how it was harvested. By buying their honey and honey products from these apiaries, consumers are making an environmentally-sensitive decision to support sources of natural ingredients. We sell only natural honey and honey products, which contain no additives or artificial preservatives and we do our own extracting and bottling.
The importance of honeybees to our way of live cannot be overstated. Bees pollinate 71 out of the 100 or so crops that we humans rely upon for 90% of our food. Bee America believes that every person can have a positive impact on the health and very survival of honeybees. We support not only environmental diversity and necessary for not only our planet's health, but our very survival. Our apiary is a family-run business, women-led, and we are training the next generation of world citizens in honey bee stewardship.
Our apiary implements the following practices and encourages our customers, neighbors and friends to do the same: • Plant native plants to grown in your ecoregion. These plants will provide important pollinator forage and protection. Native plants require less water and are not dependent on pesticides in order to thrive. • Avoid the use of insecticides and use natural pest control instead (i.e., prevention, beneficial insects and nontoxic remedies). Residential use of pesticides is primarily responsible for most surface water contamination and the majority of animal poisonings. • Consider letting certain parts of your yard "go wild" and return to their natural state as they can support more ecosystem diversity. • Keep your garden well-watered so its flowers produce more nectar (provided you are not under drought restrictions). • Cut your grass less frequently so that pollinator-friendly plants like daisies, clover and other wildflowers can grow up and bloom.
Bee America offers its customers the confidence of knowing exactly how our bees are treated, what sustainable land-management practices we utilize, the nutritional quality of our honey, and how it was harvested. By buying honey from us, you are making an environmentally-sensitive decision to support a source of natural ingredients. We participate in these green practices: • Environmentally Preferable Products We sell only natural honey and honey products, with no additives or artificial preservatives. • Renewable Energy We installed a solar panel array on the roof in 2013. • Recycling Our honey is sold in glass jars, which can be recycled or repurposed. • Water Conversation We have two closed water features in our apiary where the honeybees can drink clean water. Trees shade each water feature to minimize evaporation by the sun. • Storm Water Management and Design As our apiary is located on a hill, we have extensive stormwater run-off mitigation to prevent erosion.
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