The Apiary

Located above the orchard, near the sundial, our apiary is home to approximately 4+ million honeybees, which live within six apiaries. Busy at work from the first blooms in late winter until the last buckwheat cover crop blossoms in summer, these pollinators are vital to the health of the farm, increasing harvest yields on a range of crops. They also produce our award-winning honey, which was recognized with the Good Food Award for Best Honey-Southeast—considered the top honor in the country for craft producers and farmers—twice. We only harvest the honey after two seasons of flavor profiles have been captured. It’s worth the wait. Working to reverse the trend of bee decline, Pollination Program Manager Jay Williams and his team share their love and knowledge of these invaluable creatures with guests, providing a look inside a honeybee hive and revealing the essential role honeybees play on the farm.