Each spring the farmers are happy at the arrival of bees from Mark McCoy's Loxahatchee Farm, Sunny South Apiaries.
Abundant Black Mangrove and Jamaica Dogwood blossoms make for a unique golden honey harvest.
Hosting bees from the McCoy Farm
Earth & Sea Farm hosts up to 120 hives, arriving in the late spring during the bloom of black mangrove and Jamaica Dogwood. The bees are a true asset to the farm and surrounding back country islands as they pollinate moringa, papaya and black mangrove trees and build their stores of Florida Keys Honey. The bees head back to the mainland as soon as honey production slows and always by the middle of August which is the height of hurricane season.
Starting in 2015, Earth & Sea Farm plans to private label all honey that is produced by bees hosted on the farm.