At The Spicewood Farm we speak the language of honey!
Latest Honeybee News

Why we don't sell comb honey.
Although many people request comb honey, we no longer offer it. The reason is simple. In good conscience, it's no longer a luxury we can afford if we truly care for our bees. Collecting comb honey compels a honey bee colony to expend an enormous amount of their precious energy to rebuild from scratch. Instead, we only extract the fluid honey from a rigid frame of comb and return that intact comb to the hive. On the same day, in fact, during a heavy nectar flow! Someday, we hope, when our honey bees are not in such peril, we'll be able to savor the delicacy of comb honey again. That time is not now. Thank you for understanding.

September 6, 2007
Genetic Survey Finds Association Between CCD and Virus»
By Kim Kaplan
USDA Agricultural Research Service

September 6, 2007
Virus becomes new suspect in bee die-off: Genetic tests find link between colony collapse and little-known virus»
By Alan Boyle, Science editor
MSNBC

May 2, 2007
Declining honeybees a 'threat' to food supply»
Associated Press

April 26, 2007
Honeybee die-off threatens crops in US and Europe»
Compilation Article
Asheville Global Report

April 26, 2007
Fungus linked to decline of bees in U.S»
By Jia-Rui Chong and Thomas H. Maugh II,
Chicago Tribune

April 26, 2007
UCSF scientist tracks down suspect in honeybee deaths»
By Sabin Russel
San Francisco Chronicle

April 25, 2007
News Release: Scientist Identify Pathogens that May be Causing Global Honey-bee Deaths»
US Army
Edgewood Chemical Biological Center

April 24, 2007
Bees Vanish, and Scientists Race for Reasons»
By Alexei Barrionuev
New York Times

April 22, 2007
Go to work, come home»
Reuters

April 2007
Varroa Mites Found a Manoa Honey Farm in Hawaii»
Catch the Buzz

April 8, 2007
Chris Mathis on Radio Concerning Plight of the Honey Bee
Our Southern Community broadcast
9:30am
www.wncw.org

April 7, 2007
Cold Snap Threatens Crops»
by Harrison Metzger
www.hendersonvillenews.com

March 29, 2007
Statement of May R. Berenbaum (Professor and Head, Department of Entomology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign) to the Subcommittee on Horticulture and Organic Agriculture, Committee on Agriculture, and U.S. House of Representatives regarding colony collapse disorder and related issues affecting American agriculture. Read entire statement»

March 19, 2007
The Silence of the Bees»
by Hannah Nordhaus
High Country News
This is an excellent article on the challenges faced by our migratory beekeepers providing crop pollination services.

March 13, 2007
Keeping of the bees: The changing face of apiculture»
By Quintin Ellison
Smoky Mountain News
An interesting article about Western North Carolina beekeeping.

February 22, 2007
Editorial Notebook: Keeping Bees Among Us»
By Verlyn Klinkenborg
New York Times

February 22, 2007
Honeybees Vanish, Leaving Keepers in Peril»
By Alexei Barrionuevo
New York Times

November 27, 2006
DEAL SWEETENERS»
by James Surowiecki
The New Yorker