Bush Boys Beehives
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Our honey is most certainly as Raw as it gets. Our bees are sustainably raised. We only take the surplus from them allowing them to keep enough to thrive until the next bloom. You will never get honey created through regurgitation of artificial supplements. We extract the honey from the comb through the use of centrifugal force into a 5 gallon container specially designed to store and pour honey. After sitting for 24 hours to allow any extra wax or bees to float to the top, I personally fill each bottle from a specially designed spigot at the bottom of the container (Like a wine barrel).
Our hives are anchored onto portable trailers than enable us to travel around the county to follow the seasonal blooms throughout the year. Also, why our honey is never labeled simply wildflower. Each location picks up various pollen and nectar sources that lend itself to unique flavor profile of each. The only way you could possibly have honey fresher than ours is to keep a hive, or 2, in your backyard so you could eat it right from the comb.
Throughout the year we have a limited supply of each variety. Starting in the spring we seek out orange groves south of citrus county to get the best possible honey. Currently Citrus County doesn’t have any orange fields with the right species of orange to create the crowd favorite. Next release is Gallberry, a type of holly tree, that blooms in our very own backyard of Homosassa. Highly sought after by those seeking springtime allergy relief, Gallberry is quickly becoming a rarity as more and more of the native coastline is cleared.
Through summer our bee’s will make their way to the St. Martins Aquatic preserve in Crystal River to collect as much of the juicy Black Mangroves buds as they can. Usually around this time we also have hives placed around for the oh so sweet native cabbage palm plant to release the flowers.
Near the end of the year the bees look forward to the buds of the Brazilian Pepper plant overzealously taking up real estate in Ozello. A much darker, thicker, and stronger honey emerges as the season draws to the end and the bee’s prepare for the winter ahead.
We look forward to sharing all of our local honey varieties with you.