Mia Completes Fund Raiser for Bees in the D!

Posted by in Featured, Honey Blog | 0 comments

Our daughter Mia Whitfield generated $895 for Bees in the D community outreach and education programs!! Thanks to our new and regular honey customers who bought Whitfield’s Raw Honey and helped make this donation possible!! Congratulations Mia on a very successful Capstone project! Mia at the “inside” Farmers Market in Lansing – Bees in the D fund raiser A requirement of graduation from Oxford School’s Early College Program is...

Read More

Installing New Honey Bees

Posted by in Featured, Honey Blog | 0 comments

We just received our new honey bees from Olivarez Honey Bees or OHB in Orland, California and are getting them installed. This time, Mia joined me in the bee yards to help. Here is a quick video that shows how we do it. Mia installing new bees at our Byron hives Are you ready for some fresh, local, raw honey?  You are more than welcome to stop by our home in Clarkston.  Be sure to call first before coming by to make sure we will...

Read More

Another Awesome Raw Honey Harvest With Friends and Family!

Posted by in Featured, Harvesting Raw Honey, Honey Blog, Uncategorized | 1 comment

Many of you know that Whitfield’s Raw Honey is part of a co-op of sorts in which five families pool their resources, and even friends, to achieve a successful harvest every year.  We help each other pull honey supers in the field and we purchase, and maintain, harvest equipment like our variable power supply Dadant 20 frame extractor. We have a blast getting together for food, fun and fellowship as we process thousands of pounds of...

Read More

What is a lb of honey anyway? Convert lbs to Cups or Fluid Oz or mL

Posted by in Honey, Honey Blog | 5 comments

Quite often, I am asked how many cups or fluid ounces (oz) are in a pound of honey? There is a lot of confusion, most of which is self-inflicted, because the honey industry and I  have chosen to sell honey by the pound instead of a fluid ounce or other fluid measurement unit that most liquid food is sold by. Maybe it is because honey is sold as a sweetener and competes with “dry” sweeteners like beet sugar and sugarcane. Who knows...

Read More

Ever wonder where we get our Honeybees?

Posted by in Featured, Honey Blog, Honeybees in Action, Natural Beekeeping | 3 comments

One of the most common questions we are asked is, “where do you get your bees?” Ours come from Olivarez Honey Bees or OHB in  Orland, California.  Orland is situated between Sacramento and Redding California on the I5.  The Olivarez family have been beekeeping for three generations and have a truly quality operation.  We have tried southern states honeybees and even local Michigan bees but have had the best experience with the...

Read More