“If the bee disappeared off the face of the earth, man would only have four years left to live.” ~ Maurice Maeterlinck, The Life of the Bee
Babe's Bee Farm
Babe's Bee Farm is located at Historic Allis Ranch in Larkspur, Colorado. We began keeping bees for several reasons.. first and foremost, our passion is primarily agriculture. Honeybees not only help promote vegetation growth (including grass for our cattle, weeds and wildflowers for our goats, fruit on the trees, food in the garden, and natural remedies).. honey bees also gift us with the blessing of health promoting honey!
Our honey is produced by our lovely, lady honeybees, right here in Colorado. We do all our own bottling and labeling, right here on the ranch! Our honey is also available to purchase at local farmer's markets throughout the seasons.
Products and Prices
(to Purchase honey at the ranch)
Half Pint $10
*Prices subject to change, we are thankful to our farmer's market friends who help to supply our honey to you, while we work the ranch, tending to the needs of our herds, flocks & colonies.
How far do bees fly to collect pollen for honey?
~Bees have to fly over 55,000 miles to make 1 lb (a 1/2 pint is approximately 3/4 lb) of honey.
How much honey will a bee make in her lifetime?
~On average, a worker bee will make 1/12 teaspoon of honey in her lifetime (6 weeks). 12 bees, will collectively make one teaspoon in their lifetime. There are 48 teaspoons in 1/2 pint.
What are the health benefits of honey?
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How many flowers will a bee visit for nectar?
~Honey bees will visit between 50-100 flowers during one nectar collection trip!
HoneyBEES in the Bible
And their father Israel said unto them, If it must be so now, do this; take of the best fruits in the land in your vessels, and carry down the man a present, a little balm, and a little honey, spices, and myrrh, nuts, and almonds.
And that ye may prolong your days in the land, which the Lord sware unto your fathers to give unto them and to their seed, a land that floweth with milk and honey.
And the same John had his raiment of camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins; and his meat was locusts and wild honey.
I am come into my garden, my sister, my spouse: I have gathered my myrrh with my spice; I have eaten my honeycomb with my honey; I have drunk my wine with my milk: eat, O friends; drink, yea, drink abundantly, O beloved.