Lessons Learned

Sometimes we have to make mistakes to learn something new.

Hunting and Tilling

The Winter months are quiet, other than the sounds of hunting rifles and semi-automatic weapons. We did get some tilling done, in preparation for the Spring.

Industrialized Organic

Thoughts on USDA organic certification.

Sweet Bee Orchard

We had a long list of things we were looking for in a property. Cleared land, rolling hills, good soil, and water. Here's how we found our perfect spot.

Wild Blackberries

What should we do with the 1.5 acres of wild blackberries?
About Sweet Bee Orchard
 

About Sweet Bee Orchard

Sweet Bee Orchard is a fruit and berry farm and apiary located in Amelia County Virginia. We strive to work with God's natural design instead of against it, protecting and nourishing the land. We believe that as stewards of the earth it is our sacred duty to care for it responsibly and sustainably.
Our Philosophy
 

Our Philosophy

This isn't food that is fertilized, sprayed, preserved, and shipped across the world. This isn't super heated pseudo-honey with all of the beneficial attributes and flavors burned out of it. This is real food. This is natural food. When you taste it, everything else pales in comparison.
The Plan
 

The Plan

The goal is to have a fully operational apiary and orchard in 5 years.