Award-winning Raw & Local Honey

Our bees visit a variety of wildflowers native to the lower Connecticut River Valley such as dandelion, purple loosestrife, asters, clover, and goldenrod, along with flowering trees including maples, willows, sumac, tulip poplar, and locust, to create a wonderfully unique, light honey with an exquisite taste.

And best of all, our raw wildflower honey is made using organic management methods. That means we use no chemical pesticides to treat our hives, and our apiaries are located away from commercial farms and industrial sites to minimize pesticide residues. It takes more work to keep our hives healthy, but we believe it's better for our bees, environment--and you! Why's our honey SO GOOD? It's the combination of our area's floral sources. While we have no control over where our bees forage we can say that here in southeastern Connecticut there are no large-scale agricultural or industrial sites that could contaminate nectar and pollen collection. Our honey is harvested throughout the growing season, giving it a varietal character all its own: Our first harvest occurs in late June/early July and is very delicate in flavor--sometimes very white, thanks to the abundance of such sources as black locust and clover. We get a second crop with the addition of summer and fall nectars, including wild raspberry, goldenrod, japanese knotweed, and aster, giving a darker color and bolder flavor.

We manage our hives using organic methods (no farm pollinations nor use of pesticides in our hives). Please note, almost no honey produced in the continental U.S. qualifies for USDA Certified Organic because rules require that forage territories be certified organic as well. Our honey is essentially pesticide free and raw and natural.

Sometimes referred to as the Bordeau of Honeys, Three Sisters Farms honey is excellent in your favorite tea, drizzled on warm buttered toast or, better yet, eaten alone by the teaspoonful!

If you've tried our honey you know it's delicious. Never heat treated, always in demand. We try and reserve stocks for our best customers--will you be one, too?

Three Sisters Farms local honey production
Available in two convenient sizes and a gift size as well:
8 oz. jar -- $6.95

1 lb. jar -- $12.95

 

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Almost no honey produced in the U.S. is USDA Certified Organic, including ours. However, organic methods can be used to greatly curtail contamination by pesticides. We do not use our bees for farm pollination and organic hive management is labor intensive due to the strategies and techniques used to counter the bees' number one enemy,Varroa Destructor, as well as creating a chemical free environment within the hive.

Bees build honeycomb using wax they produce from glands behind their wings. It takes about seventeen times as much honey to build the honeycomb as it does to fill, so you can see that honeycomb is quite valuable to the bee and the beekeeper. As a result, we do not produce 'comb honey' for sale. We've now replaced 95% of our foundations with natural beeswax. To assist the bees, the beekeeper can feed the bees sugar syrup which is consumed by the bees like nectar, their traditional carbohydrate source.

Fighting Varroa, the parasitic mites that have decimated the beekeeping industry, is a challenge. We're introducing varroa resistant queens into our hives that produce workers with enhanced hygenic traits for removing the mites from larvae and capped brood. Just one more tool we use to improve the survivablity of our hives.

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