Honey Harvest 2017

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Honey Harvest 2017

Late this summer, Great Falls Farm (the local farm in Stoddartsville) successfully extracted and filtered over 100 pounds of raw, local honey for sale to visitors and those passing by the restored Stull Barn. The apiary at Great Falls Farm has 13 hives of European honey bees which not only produce honey, but also help pollinate local crops and orchards. Did you know that each hive contains only one queen, a hundred or so male drones and between 20,000 and 80,000 female worker bees? Each bee only produces 1/12 of a teaspoon of honey in its short life and the hive will consume approximately 50 pounds of honey over the winter to keep it alive. These small, hardworking creatures are nothing short of fascinating.

For tours of the farm’s apiary or the historic district please contact us via email at info@historicstoddartsville.com. To purchase your very own 4, 8 or 12 ounce jar of local honey stop by the barn located just off route 115 at the Lehigh River on the first Saturday of each month between 10am and 4pm. Handmade soap, made from local ingredients including honey, as well as beeswax candles will be available as well.

Come out this fall and see all that Stoddartsville has to offer!

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