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Follow. Forage. Feast. Repeat.

Updated: Aug 8, 2019

Sycamore Creek Apiary follows the Ohio State Beekeepers Association’s (OSBA) Best Management Practices. Whenever possible, we opt for natural treatments, and we do not


apply any chemical treatments when the honey supers are on our hives for the duration of the honey flow.

The girls travel up to a 3.75-mile radius to collect nectar and pollen, but we grow six acres of our own organic forage to entice them to stick close to home, where we know they’ll be collecting all-natural ingredients that will go into our honey and other hive products. This means that when we go to feast on our honey, we’ll know what’s gone into it. We hope to sell our honey and additional products to the public soon, but as we’re just getting started, we’ll need a little time to get our operation up and running.

For 2019, we’ve planted Sunflowers, Kentucky Pride Crimson Clover, Frosty Berseem Clover, Buckwheat and Lacie Phacelia. These will serve as a cover crop for our initial year. In fall, we will plant a more substantial native wildflower mix for 2020 and beyond.

This planting will include:

Chamaecrista fasciculata - Partridge Pea

Echinacea purpurea - Purple Coneflower

Heliopsis helianthoides - Ox Eye Sunflower

Gaillardia pulchella - Indian Blanket

Desmanthus illinoensis - Illinois Bundleflower

Coreopsis lanceolata - Lanceleaf Coreopsis

Astragalus canadensis - Canadian Milk Vetch

Dalea purpurea - Purple Prairie Clover

Rudbeckia hirta - Black-eyed Susan

Monarda fistulosa - Wild Bergamot

Asclepias tuberosa - Butterfly Milkweed

Asclepias syriaca - Common Milkweed

Monarda citriodora - Lemon Mint

Solidago rigida - Stiff Goldenrod

Ratibida pinnata - Yellow/Grey-headed Coneflower

Gaillardia aristata - Blanket Flower

Vernonia noveboracensis - New York Ironweed

Zizia aurea - Golden Alexanders

Erynigium yuccifolium - Rattlesnake Master

Aster pilosus - Frost Aster

Asclepias incarnata - Swamp Milkweed

Dalea candida - White Prairie Clover

Solidago speciosa - Showy Goldenrod

Boltonia asteroides - False Aster

Solidago graminifolia (Euthamia graminfolia) - Grass Leaved Aster

Aster laevis - Smooth Aster

Solidago nemoralis - Dwarf Goldenrod

Aster novae-angliae - New England Aster

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