From the naturally beautiful and undeveloped Myakka Prairie comes the same
native wildflower honey the Calusa’s and first explorers on La Florita called ‘liquid gold’.
One out of every three bites of food in the United States depends on honey bees and other pollinators. Honey bees pollinate $15 billion worth of crops each year, including more than 130 fruits and vegetables. Honey bees are important to American agriculture because they pollinate a wide variety of crops, contributing to food diversity, security and profitability. But during the past 50 years, the number of managed honey bees have declined. Each winter since 2006, about 30 percent of beehives collapsed because of disease, parasites, poor nutrition, pesticide exposure and other issues.
We wanted a variety of honey where we knew where it came from. Our bees gather nectar from the native plants at Blackbeard’s, they are located in the interior of the ranch; the ranch boundary lines are well outside the natural range of bees. You can be certain that our honey is from our ranch. No pesticides, herbicides or chemicals touch our bees food sources.
A portion of our honey proceeds go towards our partner organization, Florida Conservation Group, to support their efforts in conserving Florida’s natural and agricultural landscape.