Honey Bees

Chestnut Creek Farm currently hosts three beehives on the property. Honey bees are necessary for the pollination of many plants important to the farm including onions, broccoli, cabbage, soybeans, blueberries, and sunflowers (just to name a few).

There are no native honey bees in the Americas. They were brought over in 1622 by the Colonists along with many of our vegetables. ‘Wild’ honey bees are the result of escaped colonies.

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