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
Joyer Adventure Farm opens June 9, 4 Days a week 10 am - 5 pm.
Starting July 29th until Semptember 11th
We planted a large Sunflower fields for the ultimate photo opportunity!
Joyer Adventure Farm tickets get you access to the Sunflower Walk
Sunday, August 21st from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Come visit Mary and Kathy's personal gardens. Fun for the family.
Opens on September 17th 2022!
October 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st and 22nd
We are open until 9pm on Flashlight Nights