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  • admin

    The Pickens County Museum has my honey and the Hagood Mill Gift Shop. My soap and candles are available at Bee Well Honey & Market near CVS but no honey at that location.

  • John Pelikan

    I live in Pittsboro, NC and am looking for a reliable and dependable place to purchase a healthy queen (preferably from a non-pesticide and non-GMO location) in 3lb package. I have tried for two years in a row to start a colony with a 3lb package from an apiary in Georgia, and they have died off both times. Any information and / or recommendations for healthy queens would be much appreciated.

  • Charlotte

    John, I seriously doubt you can find a queen locally with those characteristics. For myself, I tend to buy packages and then let them requeen themselves (or use swarm cells from other hives) to produce some of my new queens. Queen problems are industry wide and not restricted to the package people. I do think early packages have a larger chance of having inferior queens. Good luck with your search – keep trying.

  • Kim Browder

    Charlotte,

    Hoping you can answer a question for me…I use your raw honey with cinnamon as a general preventative for colds, viruses and as an anti-fungal. I find that as I get to the bottom third of a bottle it seems to change consistency (almost becoming more crystallized and thick). Is this the pollen? Is there anything I can do to restore it to a more liquid form?

    Thank you for any advice!

    Kim

  • Charlotte

    Hi Kim, I’m glad you enjoy the honey. What you are experiencing IS crystallization. You can restore the honey to a liquid form. Heat a pot of water to almost boiling… take it off the stove. Put the glass jar of honey in the hot water. If you do not “boil” the water – you will not hurt any of the honey goodness and you will have liquid honey again. Crystallization is caused by the honey being stored at cool temps but even more so by the type of nectar the bees used to make the honey ! That is why some years we have more problems with crystallization than others.

  • Lisa Kay

    Hi, I love your honey! I was reading an older book and it recommended bee pollen as well. Can I buy bee pollen? If so, how does it come? Thank you for your time! Lisa Kay

  • Charlotte

    Hi Lisa, I am very glad you are enjoying the honey. My raw honey will actually contains some pollen. As for bee pollen itself, no I do not collect and sell it. I leave it for the bees. Thanks.

  • Molly Oakman

    Charlotte, my name is Molly Oakman. I live in Rutherfordton, NC. I own a new business called Equesitions. I make equine themed gift baskets to showcase local artist and businesses in the Foothills area. I am having a difficult time locating anyone in Rutherford/Polk Co. that sells raw honey with the required labels/business permits for me to resale it. I was wondering if you sell the small jars/bottles wholesale? I do not have a brick and mortar store, nor do I sell to private individuals. I sell through corporate contracts only, targeting property rentals/sales. My website will have hyper links to the websites of the products featured in the baskets with permission by artist/business. If you are interested in allowing me to include your honey, please contact me at mgoakman13@gmail.com or via cell @ 828.289.5335. Thank you. Molly

  • Charlotte

    Hi Molly,
    The only small jars I sell are the 2oz honeybears (there are tiny but very cute) for $2 each. And a 5oz glass hex jar with gold lid – they are $3.50 each . You would have to pay shipping of course. Thanks for your interest. You might consider mini bars of my soap if you are doing that kind of thing. I make them for a friend who has a villa in Italy. The mini bars are $2.50 each with a small paper label.

  • Yanni Koutsioukis

    Dear Mrs. Charlotte Anderson,
    My name is Yanni Koutsioukis and I go to Greenville Tech Charter High School. In my chemistry class we are doing a project on bees and my group is making beeswax/honey soap. We have a very general knowledge of how the saponification works and the emulsion that soap does. In addition to this we have also looked through the internet and found some blogs and such where people talk about their experiences and give advice. We still feel though that it would be better to have advice from an expert. Our teacher found out from the internet about you. He suggested that we contact you. Currently we have successfully made soap once, without beeswax so we don’t waste any, and want to try again. Our yield was not very good though which makes us reluctant to use beeswax yet. Do you have any advice or recipes that may point us in the right direction for our project? Our overarching goal is to create beeswax/honey soap with out wasting very much material but also not having it very expensive to make the soap. Any help you could provide would be much appreciated.
    Thanks,
    Yanni Koutsioukis

  • Charlotte

    Hi Yanni,
    I am better qualified as a beekeeper rather than a soap maker. However, I do make soap of course. The internet is full of easy soap recipes consisting of a mix of oils, water or milk and lye. The trick is to combine the right quantity of soft oils such as olive oil or coconut oil with more brittle oils such as palm oil. When adding beeswax, it is used mainly to harden the bar which will make it last longer. Honey must be added in a very small amount because it is difficult to get the honey to disperse in the soap and if you add too much you will end up with pockets of honey in the finished bar. (Not cool). I suggest you visit a “soap supply site” such as http://www.brambleberry.com/pages/Lye-Calculator.aspx. They will give you specific advise on which oils and how much to add. You don’t have to use the expensive oils – palm oil can be found in the cooking section of larger walmarts. Good luck and have fun.

  • Lindsey Shealy

    I am just getting started in beekeeping and was wondering if you could suggest somewhere to buy package bees to get me started.

    Thank you,

    Lindsey

  • Charlotte

    Hi Lindsey, Welcome to beekeeping. I buy all of my packages from Bee Well Honey in Pickens SC. The main reason is that the owner goes down to get them himself so the bees spend very little time in the packages. I have always had good luck with them. Good luck to you.

  • Crystal Stewart

    Hello! My fiance and I are very passionate about local farms, and would love to gift small bottles or jars of local honey to our 75-100 wedding guests for our wedding favors. Would your farm be interested in this? The wedding is October 15, 2016.

  • David

    Will you be selling any of your local wildflower honey at the Azalea Festival this Saturday, or will you be at the Hagood Mill?

  • Charlotte

    Hi Keith, I am a local beekeeper and do not have a store. I suggest you try Bee Well Honey in Pickens. Kerry has the best local queens around and that is where I get mine. Good Luck

  • david spencer

    retired and looking for some bee hives and bees to pollinate my garden and he wife’s flowers. weren’t enough bees around to pollinate for the last 2 years. live near Patrick ,SC can you help?