Honeybees & Us

HoneyBees and Us

In the Beeginning

Bee Friends Farm was founded by Michael and Christie Leach, two of the best friends a bee ever had. Michael began years ago by handcrafting hives for other beekeepers. Soon his interest in beekeeping grew, and he began tending his own hives, producing the finest raw Florida honey to be found.

Over the years, Michael has become a leading beekeeping authority, supporting his beekeeping friends not only by building their hives, but also conducting seminars on all aspects of keeping bees healthy and productive.

Today BFF is still a family and friends business, with each member of the staff devoted not only to producing Florida’s Favorite Honeys, but also to insuring the wellbeing of our bee friends. It is both a challenging and rewarding job.

Beefriending Bees

Bees are our friends. They not only produce delicious and nutritious honey, but they pollinate $15 billion of our crops each year, literally helping to put food on our tables. Beekeepers protect our bees by shielding them from inclement weather, pesticides, disease and habitat encroachment. Most experts believe that the future of bees depends primarily upon the success of domesticated bees, rather than bees in the wild. Beekeeping is important work, performed by dedicated people.

Bee Good Naturally

Fortunately, Mother Nature has seen to it that raw honey is the one natural food that has a virtually unlimited shelf life. Bee Friends Farm honey is raw filtered and never pasteurized.

We use glass containers rather than plastic, so that no other flavor is ever imparted to the honey. Also, should the honey ever solidify, as some raw varietals will do over time, a glass container is perfect for returning the honey to its natural state by simply heating it in warm water. Our raw Florida honey is always naturally delicious and nutritious, with all the enzymes, vitamins and minerals nature intended.

Bee healthy, bee happy, bee friends!