Disclaimers and Warnings

Raw Honey Warning

Our honey is raw, meaning it is not pasteurized or processed with heat.  As a result, it should not be fed to infants under 1 year of age.  We don’t recommend it for immune-compromised individuals or anyone who has a (rare) honey allergy. 

The Mayo Clinic says, “Honey is generally safe in adults and children older than age 1. It might be helpful in treating burns, coughs and possibly other conditions.” You can read their full report on honey safety.

Our Honey Bottles

Our plastic bottles are not considered dishwasher safe.  Re-use them at your own risk.  According to the manufacturer, our glass bottles are dishwasher safe. 

Please note that unless our glass jars say “Ball” or “Kerr” on the side, they are not mason (canning) jars and should not be used for hot water bath or pressure canning.


Consuming raw or undercooked eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness.  Read what the FDA says about egg safety.

Egg Cleanliness

We are required by law to sell clean eggs, meaning eggs that are either clean when retrieved from the nesting box or that have been cleaned by us to remove any bedding and barnyard dirt that may adhere to the eggshell.  Because cleaning eggs removes the protective coating, they should be refrigerated.

If you prefer eggs that have not been cleaned, please contact us with your request.  We may be able to collect enough dirt-free eggs to meet your needs and stay within the confines of the law.

Hard Boiled Eggs

Because our eggs are very fresh, they are not ideal for hard boiling.  If you want to use our eggs for hard boiling, we recommend you keep the eggs refrigerated for at least two weeks before hard boiling them. This will make the shell easier to remove.

Site Visits and Bee Stings

If you visit the homestead, you do so at your own risk.  It houses hundreds of thousands of bees, so try not to piss them off.  Keep your distance, wear a hat, don’t wear sunglasses, and avoid red or black clothing.

If you are allergic to bee stings, we recommend you stay in your car or we can deliver your order to the bottom of the mountain.

If a bee flies at you consider it a warning sign.  Do not swat it.  Turn and walk away from the hive and/or the direction of the attack.  You may be in a flight path.  Note that being stung releases a pheromone that can make other bees more aggressive. 

If a bee gets stuck in your hair, don’t panic.  Ask someone to “flick” it out. 

If you have any other questions, we recommend you visit our FAQ.