Get to Know
Our Lavender and Bees
Grosso Lavender (Lavandula x intermedia ‘Grosso')
A hybrid of French and English Lavender featuring tons of dark Purple flower spikes. Impressive profuse bloomer in the summer with a sweet fragrance.
Super Lavender (Lavandula x intermedia ‘Super’)
Lavender with very long stems with light purple/grey flowers. Like Grosso, it has a sweet, flowery scent. It makes one of the best essential oils.
Hidcote Blue Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia)
An improved strain of Hidcote English Lavender with darkly colored lavender-blue flower spikes. Blooms in late spring. Compact and sweetly fragrant. Low camphor content makes this lavender perfect for culinary uses.
Provence Lavender (Lavandula intermedia ‘Provence’)
Provence is a French hybrid lavender grown for essential oil and dried buds. It is highly fragrant with abundant purple flower spikes.
White Spike Lavender (Lavandula x intermedia “White Spike’)
White Spike has highly fragrant white blossoms. Blooms in mid-summer. It is an excellent variety for culinary uses as well as adding a striking
contrast in floral bouquets.
We purchased our bees from an apiary in Kentucky. They are a mix of Carniolans, Italians and some Wildcats (a Kentucky bred wild bee mix). We have 3 hives currently which are loving the farm.
Two of the hives are placed in the center of the Big Lavender Field and the third is placed to the side of the Big Lavender Field near the creek. Hoping for honey this year!!
We are new to beekeeping, and they teach us things all the time. They are quite fascinating to watch and are such a crucial part of the environment. We hope to be as good of stewards to them as they are to our world.