Honey Bee Friendly

Greg & Tara Hildebrad

717.668.4341

hello@honeybeefriendly.com

From our local, family-owned business, our mission is to inspire sustainable living through connecting people to real food and practical products.

We look forward to sharing our passion for honey with you!

OUR BEES LOVE TO TRAVEL

Migratory beekeeping is how we chase regional honey blooms by taking advantage of different climates that benefit our bees’ health while also boosting productivity. Our goal in selecting migratory yards is to choose areas that bio-diverse to give our bees the highest variety in food sources. Migration allows our hard-working girls to forage and produce honey all year round! Every fall, we migrate south, and our bees enjoy thousands of acres of South Carolina conservation land through the winter months. After the South Carolina spring bloom, we move back north to our home region. York, Adams, Cumberland, and Perry counties in Pennsylvania are home to our bee operation. In late spring, when our home regional production has rounded out, we turn our focus to Southern Virginia. Here, Sourwood Trees are abundant and with their 4-6 week bloom period comes world renowned honey. By mid-summer our focus turns north in search of large tracks of fallow wildflower meadows to help offset artificial feeding that is common in this industry before fall.