Honey has been pulled from the hives and preparations are being performed to prepare the bees for winter. Chicago winters can be hard so its important that the bees are setup up well to overwinter. The bees are our first priority so after they are taken care of, we will start extraction and bottling. Look for honey to become available mid - late September.
We continue to partner with a local non profit, right next door in Old Irving, Keeler Gardens, to host two hives in their community learning garden. In 2018, they installed a pollinator habit and reached out to Sloanstead to host honey bees on site to help contribute to the pollinator community. A percentage of this years harvest will be from the hives at Keeler in Old Irving as well as our hives in Irving Park.
As hobbyist beekeepers, our hives produce more honey than we can personally consume. We wish to share with you our limited and precious excess. Please check out our availability on purchasing options. Chicago area buyers only. We do not ship at this time. Pickup or drop off can be arranged in the Irving Park neighborhood.