Located in the beautiful Mount Washington Valley of New Hampshire, Blackberry Hollow is a family run apiary dedicated to the health and well being of the honeybee. What started as a small hobby over five years ago has now blossomed into a way of life. We have become advocates for the honeybee and strive to increase general awareness of the importance of honeybees and the role they play in the foodchain.
Pollination services available
Call for details 617-529-1290
Honey Bee Facts
* A honey bee makes only 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey in her lifetime. To make a pound of honey , honey bees need to visit 2,000,000 flowers.
*Honey bees beat their wings about 200 times per second, creating their infamous buzzing sound.
*Honey bees are responsible for pollinating 70 of the 100 crops that provide 90% of the world's food.
* One ounce of honey would power a bee for a flight completely around the earth.
We spent the day at Remick Farm promoting all things dandelion. Dandelions are the first food for honey bees in the spring so be kind to them when they make their appearance months from now.
BUYER BEWARE of deceptive labeling practices used by people called “packers.” These people buy what is commonly referred to as “bucket honey” — 60 pounds of honey in a 5-gallon pail — from distributors and pack it into jars affixed with labels that claim the honey is local or at least infer the honey is something it is not. The labels are decorated with such phrases as “Local Honey,” “New England Honey” and “Local Raw Honey,” and some are even marketed as medicinal. This practice of creative labeling isn’t illegal, at least not in Rhode Island, Connecticut or Massachusetts. In New Hampshire, however, any honey labeled as “New Hampshire” honey must have been entirely produced in the state. Many people buy local honey for the pollen from the plants that they're allergic to. Relabeled bucket honey from another part of the country or world isn’t going to provide that. Get to know your beekeeper and ask questions about their apiary and where their honey comes from.