Daughters Of The Queen in Charlestown, RI integrated pest mgmt
Some of what we grow is available year-round.
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PO Box 398
Bradford, RI 02808
The honey bees in our care gather nectar from wildflowers near the seashore. Most of our colonies –– Daughters of The Queen –– live within a quarter mile of the shore in Charlestown and Narragansett, Rhode Island.
We glean their surplus of honey only when we are certain that they do not need it: in the spring when they begin collecting fresh nectar for the year ahead.
Though the character of the honey crop changes from year to year, honey from Daughters of The Queen generally is medium-amber in color and very fragrant. Some years, the honey’s fragrance is distinctly that of sweet pepperbush. In other years, honey from the bees is darker, and it tastes more robust from the nectar of goldenrod, New England asters and other wildflowers.
We maintain all organic and many biodynamic practices in the bee yards. Our extracted honey is raw and never heated, except by the sun.
We also make pure and natural goats’ milk and honey soap, some containing natural shea or coca butter for moisturizing. We also add natural oatmeal or cornmeal to some of our goat’s milk and honey soaps.
Our pure and natural beeswax is used to make hand-dipped, naturally fragrant tapered candles and votive candles.
The honey bees in our care represent thousands and thousands of blessings.