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Family tradition meets modern sustainability.
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Apiculture

Also known as beekeeping; it is one of the oldest recorded agricultural practices, spanning as far back as 7,000 B.C.E. Today public awareness is essential to help future generations have an understanding of the importance of domesticated, and native pollinators around the world. Here at FoxTail Farm, we are working diligently to not only raise the domesticated Honey Bee, but also develop native habitats for many varieties of Ohio Big Darby-Plains native pollinators.

 
Andrew Cain checks hives preparing to collect the first batch of honey for late Summer 2018. (FoxTail Farm August 18, 2018)

Andrew Cain checks hives preparing to collect the first batch of honey for late Summer 2018. (FoxTail Farm August 18, 2018)

 

Bee Keeping has been an exceptionally rewarding endeavor. Moving into my third year as an Apiarist, there is still a lifetime of things left to learn and understand. Bees, and pollinators in general are extremely important to all of our local ecosystems, through bee keeping I am learning just how much we as mankind can truly affect our world. Whether it be invasive species, climate change, or habitat loss; we all have a place in this world, and we all can affect much more than we think. Through my work, I try to convey the importance of sustainability, and stewardship; bee keeping gives me the first hand knowledge to help drive change.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     -Andrew Cain                                                                                                                                                            FoxTail Farm Apiarist

 

Our second Langstroth hive at FoxTail Farm (Morning, August 8, 2018)

Our second Langstroth hive at FoxTail Farm (Morning, August 8, 2018)

Our Honey Bees (Apis Mellifera)

Stay tuned as our story continues to unfold.

First honey collection of 2018 being screened to remove wax, and impurities. (FoxTail Farm August 18, 2018)

First honey collection of 2018 being screened to remove wax, and impurities. (FoxTail Farm August 18, 2018)

Our Fox mascot in his bee outfit to fit right in with our Honey Bees

Our Fox mascot in his bee outfit to fit right in with our Honey Bees

Our Honey

Unadulterated. We proudly collect and jar 100% pure Ohio raised honey, no temperature process, no additives. It's really simple as that!

(Flavor, color, and consistency are variable throughout the season, depending on weather, temperature, nectar and pollen sources, and many other factors outside of our control.)