Bees are a critical set of workers in an orchard. They pollinate the fruit blossoms every spring. Without bees, we would not have fruit. At Hugus Fruit Farm, we keep bees for the sole purpose of pollinating our 30 acres of fruit trees.
IF YOU HAVE A BEE SWARM that you do not want, and you live within about 30 miles of Hugus Fruit Farm,
PLEASE CALL US 740-536-9590
We may be able to come get the bee swarm and give it a new hive home in our orchard.
Bees are fascinating insects with industrious work habits, creative communicatioan techniques, and a complex social structure. In the past decade, 90% of the wild beehives in the United States have been decimated by mites and diseases imported from other countries. Essentially only bees cared for by a watchful beekeeper will survive now. More beekeepers are needed to keep the population of bees high enough to pollinate the agricultural food crops upon which we all are dependent. If you are interested in learning more about beekeeping, please contact one of the groups listed to the right. 4-H also offers a beekeeping project to introduce youth to this interesting pastime.
LINKS to groups which offer education and contacts for beekeeping in Ohio: