Hey all, sorry for the radio silence. We’ve been working hard at extracting honey and getting everything bottled up and ready to sell. We will be selling 1 and 2lb bottles of honey again, as well as some comb honey in glass jars, and assorted beeswax candles. I have a good number of tea lights and 1oz beeswax bars ready to sell, and have been working on getting votive candles ready as well.
Outside of direct sales we’ve decided to expand to selling at the Harvey County Farmer’s Market here in Newton, and I’ll be there this Saturday morning (August 25th) to hopefully supply you with some local honey or beeswax if you have need. Even if you don’t want to buy anything we’d love to have you stop by and chat, so don’t be strangers! There are other good vendors at the market as well, so come on down to 121 E. 6th Street in Newton!
Market hours are:
Tuesdays from 3:00pm to 5:30pm
Saturdays from 8:00am to Noon through October 27
Some other exciting news is that we’re looking at expanding into selling in retail spaces. We’ve done a lot of learning about what we need to do to meet the requirements for third-party sales, and are working on getting our Food Processors’ license. I hope to be able to announce some exciting partnerships with local businesses in the next 6 months or so.
Sugargrove Apiaries has been a rather informal venture for Ken and I so far, but this may be the point at which the business needs to be set up more formally, so you may see Sugargrove Apiaries, LLC around the area soon. LLC or not, we’ll continue to strive to do a better job of taking care of our bees, providing quality local honey for the community, and generally evangelizing for pollinators wherever we can. Thanks, as always, for all of your support and patronage to our business.
All the best,