Over the past few years we've been growing our apiary from the handful of colonies we started with to produce some of the highest quality, treatment-free, raw honey available. Our honey bee colonies are located in the Champlain Valley of Vermont, a unique and rich environment for honey production. Since our entire apiary is treatment free we don't use any antibiotics, miticides or chemicals on our colonies. We feel that this creates a more sustainable apiary and a better final product...honey! Since we don't treat our bees, we rely on our queen breeding program to help improve the gene pool of our bees. We breed queens to promote genetic traits like gentleness, winter hardiness, honey production and resistance to mite. Strong healthy colonies that can survive Vermont's cold winters form the backbone of our honey production colonies and queen rearing program.