Honey from the Fields of Waldoch Farm
Farmer Doug has been beekeeping at Waldoch Farm since he was 14 years old. He learned the ways of a Minnesotan beekeeper from Grandpa Dan. We received sage advice from Grandpa Dan’s brother George. Who was a professional beekeeping in Florida and keeped bees for over 80 years.
We generally keep at least 35 bee hives on the farm to serve as pollinators of all our produce crops. The honey bee is the only pollinator that produces an over-abundance of honey, more than they need for the winter. We graciously benefit from their sweet work.
At Waldoch Farm we extract honey twice a season, one in late July called Clover Field and one in late August called Sweet Harvest. This allows us to capture the unique flavors of Waldoch Farm. The July extraction is timed just before the goldenrod bloom, so that it has more of a clover taste. The goal is to have this honey available at the Roadstand by the Garden Tour each year. The August extraction has more flavors from the produce on the farm –we’ve had some people say that they can taste hints of peppers or squash. The goal is to have this honey available in time for Fall Fun season.
Honey Bee Experience
We are hoping to bring back a Honey Bee Experience in 2023
Calendar of Events
We are closed on Tuesdays
April 23rd and 24th 10:00am-4:00pm
We are so excited to offer this free event each spring season.
So come and enjoy the day with us!
May 14th, 21st, and 28th from 7am to 9pm On each of these Saturdays we will be opening our doors for the Early Birds. Arrive between the hours of 7 am and 9 am and receive $5 off your purchase of $10 or more. Come in early and shop as long as you like.
Take a look of the list of events for this year
and mark your calendar!
We are looking forward to next year! Waldoch Farm Garden Center opens April 6th and Joyer Adventure Farm opens June 9th