#farmerfridays: Bossard Honey Farm

August 3, 2018

We thought we would make your Friday a little sweeter by sharing with you about Bossard Honey Farm which is harvested right here in Cortland County. Scroll down to see what this local buzz is all about! 

 

SVHC: What products or goods do you make or grow?

 

BHF: We have bees in Cortland and Homer that produce local honey. 

  

 

SVHC: How long have you been producing honey in Cortland County?

 

BHF: I learned how to keep bees at a very young age when I worked for a beekeeper out of Moravia. I lost touch with beekeeping my roots when I went into the service, got married and became a father. Now that the kids are grown I have been back into beekeeping for about 5 years. 

 

 

SVHC: Because of environmental and other societal reasons, keeping bees seems to be an ever increasingly hard task to take on, why engage in this type of lifestyle? 

 

BHF: It is something I have always liked to do. I find it relaxing and a break from my day job as a home inspector. Having bees can be time-consuming during the season and worrisome during the office season. The results of the time and effort spent are well worth every minute and every bee sting.   

 

 

SVHC: What has been your biggest joy as a local beekeeper?

 

BHF: We love to hear how much people love our honey. Plus, it's a unique thing to talk about with strangers. Being able to educate people about bees, the process and the colonies is a lot of fun. I have had the great fortune to have helped friends also start beekeeping.

 

 

SVHC: What has been your greatest challenge as a local honey producer?

 

BHF: The lifespan of the bee colonies can be a challenge. Between the pesticides that people use, mites and other diseases they get, it can be hard to get your colonies to survive year to year.  

 

 

 

SVHC: If you could tell your community one thing, what would it be?

 

BHF: Plant flowers. This helps to keep the bees alive and healthy. Also, I would say to learn about bees and how important they are to our survival. (You can find out what plants are bee-best here.) 

 

 

SVHC: How can the community purchase your amazing honey or connect with you?

 

BHF: You can visit us on Facebook to order honey or ask us any questions about our honey process. As well, you can find our product at Badman's Bushel Basket.

 

 

 

Please reload

Featured Posts

#farmerfridays: Main Street Farms

February 9, 2018

1/10
Please reload

Recent Posts
Please reload

Search By Tags