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Not so long ago and just outside of town sat a sad little cottage. Sad because no one had loved or cared for her for quite a while, and she had been left with no garden of her own. Oh, she put up a sunny front, but alas, no happiness was to be found within her walls. Then one day a man and his wife saw her for what she could be and moved in. With them came life and love in various shapes and forms like children, dogs, cats, chickens, and perhaps most importantly for this story, they brought honeybees.

So began our life in the old, pink house on the corner with the white picket fence and apple green beehives, complete with proper English copper hive covers, of course. Everyone and everything here relied on one another, as it should be in nature. Ever expanding gardens were born filled with hundreds of roses, shrubs, and fragrant flora for birds and butterflies and people, too. From those gardens grew…

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  • Joined October 31, 2010

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About

Not so long ago and just outside of town sat a sad little cottage. Sad because no one had loved or cared for her for quite a while, and she had been left with no garden of her own. Oh, she put up a sunny front, but alas, no happiness was to be found within her walls. Then one day a man and his wife saw her for what she could be and moved in. With them came life and love in various shapes and forms like children, dogs, cats, chickens, and perhaps most importantly for this story, they brought honeybees.

So began our life in the old, pink house on the corner with the white picket fence and apple green beehives, complete with proper English copper hive covers, of course. Everyone and everything here relied on one another, as it should be in nature. Ever expanding gardens were born filled with hundreds of roses, shrubs, and fragrant flora for birds and butterflies and people, too. From those gardens grew Green Hive Honey Farm. None of our lives have been the same since the “girls” so kindly agreed to live with us. Through the years, not only has a respectful, symbiotic relationship developed, so too has our great love affair with these gentle, masterful, wonders of Mother Nature that ask for so little yet give so much in return. Because they were part of our family, it seemed only natural early on to name the hives, our very first being Baby and Barb. As the seasons come and go and the years go by, our bee yards have grown and expanded beyond the garden confines of our slice of heaven. Our girls live happily in the midst of privately owned organic apple orchards, MOFGA certified blueberry fields on Beech Hill, and you can find us by the chestnut grove at Merryspring. We expect to have over fifty colonies in the summer of 2011, all named, living in green hives, and cared for by us. Our bees are non-migratory. They live where they can do what they do best without the stress of a mobile lifestyle. We believe this makes for happier, healthier bees and because of that, the most exquisite raw honey from a thousand flowers to be found anywhere.

We’ve found that a life built around a garden is a magical one. All of the good things that we don’t even know are missing in our lives, answers to questions yet to be asked, can be found there. You’ve only to pause just long enough to look for them.

Magy and Clay

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