Honey and Bees
My husband, Jim, has been keeping bees for several years. He's a member of Gateway Beekeepers, in King George County, VA.
We and our bees live in Chancellorsville, VA, which is in Spotsylvania County, and also part of Fredericksburg, VA.
So, our honey is local if you're in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania and parts of Culpeper and Orange Counties. However, the bees have probably visited your yard if you live on U.S. Ford Rd., or in Estates of Chancellorsville or Mineral Springs Plantation.
We currently have honey for sale, and I've dropped a bunch of jars off at Ponshop in downtown Fredericksburg.
We've been told that due to the darker color of the honey, our bees are foraging wild black berries, which are all over the place! We're also in the forest, so they get tulip poplar, black locust, red maple and holly trees. Of course, they get wildflowers and clover, too.
How to attract pollinators? Read this article. We all need bees! Please plant native flowers!