Our primary product is unpasteurized honey. We bring honey supers (open wooden boxes that bees store honey in) in from our bee yards, extract the honey, strain out any large particulates, and pour the honey into containers.
Honey contains beneficial minerals and enzymes, so we take extra care to not tamper with it. This means that we do not pasteurize (heat to sterilize) our honey, which reduces healthful properties and changes taste and colour.
Our bee yards are on our own land as well as friends' and relatives' land in the Brownfield area. We work to make sure that each bee yard is placed on prairie grass land and is close to diverse flora. Bees thrive when a variety of plant life flowers at different times over spring and summer.
Jason and Ashlyn Faber and Jordan and Becky Webber head up the chicken operation. Each summer, a couple 'runs' of chickens are raised.
Chicks are ordered and brought to the farm in late spring. While it's still cold, the chicks are raised inside under heat lamps. Once they are strong enough to be outside, the chickens are moved to 'hoop huts' (moveable roosts) with temporary fences to keep out predators. Every few days the chickens are moved to new grass. Chickens are given feed for additional sustenance. That being said, we do not use antibiotics or growth hormones.
If you have any questions about how we produce honey or raise chickens, please give us a call. We want you to know where your food comes from!