Highland Valley Apiaries
Highland Valley Apiaries is a small family business run by Farmer Ron. He has relationships with several landowners and farmers, which allows him to set up and care for the hives on carefully selected preexisting farms in locations prized for their “abundance and variety of natural floral sources.” Farmer Ron prides himself on producing the best organically managed honey possible by keeping “healthy bees that are free from the use of hard chemical treatments or antibiotics.”
Due to his belief that commercial pollination has compromised the health of honeybees, Farmer Ron’s two goals are raising healthy bees and producing honey in areas that are free of commercial agriculture. He has made a commitment to not use medications to treat for diseases or infections. Instead he relies on selective breeding from stock that thrives in these local environments and tolerates challenges.