Honey bees have evolved over millions of years and are found on almost every continent in the world with the exception of the polar regions. There are dozens of races of honey bees and thousands of different types of solitary bees. The honey bee is considered the ideal pollinator, it’s influence directly responsible for one third of the fruits and vegetables we find in most grocery stores. Where honey bees are present, gardens benefit from a profusion of flowering plants and an abundance of crops.
Interested in getting started in beekeeping or adding honey bees to your garden or farm? Please feel free to contact us.
The Reagan’s Honey apiary is home to hundreds of thousands of honey bees. Our honey bee population is a hybrid of the Italian honey bee. The tropical climate allows for a year-round brood cycle and an active beekeeping calendar. Instead of snowy cold winters, our honey bees sustain a rainy wet period in the fall. However, with over 330 days of sunshine each year, our bees are constantly foraging. Surplus honey production in the hives typically begins from as early as December and continues through July. Harvest season begins at the end of the logwood blooms in Spring, and concludes with after the last mangrove blooms in Summer. The Fall and early Winter months yield less honey production, while the bees maintain steady numbers in the hive. Its during these wetter months that preparations begin for the honey season; queen rearing, hive consolidation and pest control are important activities at this time.