From the naturally beautiful and undeveloped Myakka Prairie comes the same native wildflower honey the Calusa’s and first explorers on La Florida called ‘liquid gold’. We are fortunate enough to have a large enough ranch to allow our raw honey to be sourced PURELY from our native habitats; our bees do not leave the ranch.
Everyone loves honey! And… One out of every three bites of food in the United States depends on honey bees and other pollinators. Honey bees pollinate $15 billion worth of crops each year, including more than 130 fruits and vegetables. Honey bees are important to American agriculture because they pollinate a wide variety of crops, contributing to food diversity, security and profitability. But during the past 50 years, the number of managed honey bees have declined. Each winter since 2006, about 30 percent of beehives collapsed because of disease, parasites, poor nutrition, pesticide exposure and other issues.
We wanted a variety of honey where we knew where it came from. Our bees gather nectar from the native plant communities at Blackbeard’s, they are located in the interior of the ranch; the ranch boundary lines are well outside the natural range of bees. You can be certain that our honey is from our ranch. No pesticides, herbicides or chemicals touch our bees food sources.