Yeardley Farm Honey

W.T. Wilkins began his bee-keeping calling by accident. One lone surviving hive had been abandoned in a former tomato and cucumber field, and the owner of the property asked W.T. if he wanted it. W.T. obligingly adopted the hive, went to bee-keeping classes, and expanded to almost twenty hives today.

W.T. Wilkins began his bee-keeping calling by accident. One lone surviving hive had been abandoned in a former tomato and cucumber field, and the owner of the property asked W.T. if he wanted it....

W.T. Wilkins began his bee-keeping calling by accident. One lone surviving hive had been abandoned in a former tomato and cucumber field, and the owner of the property asked W.T. if he wanted it. W.T. obligingly adopted the hive, went to bee-keeping classes, and expanded to almost twenty hives today.

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Find his honey at Shore Breeze Farms or the Cape Charles Farmers Market on Tuesdays

Yeardley Farm Honey

Yeardley Farm Honey

Find his honey at Shore Breeze Farms or the Cape Charles Farmers Market on Tuesdays

W.T. Wilkins began his bee-keeping calling by accident. One lone surviving hive had been abandoned in a former tomato and cucumber field, and the owner of the property asked W.T. if he wanted it. W.T. obligingly adopted the hive, went to bee-keeping classes, and expanded to almost twenty hives today.

W.T. partners with local farmers who need pollinators close to their fields, providing a critical service in addition to delicious raw honey. He says that it has become more difficult to keep hives alive these days - he believes imported mites have weakened the bees so they are less resilient over the winters, and he tries not to use the pesticides that kill the mites, fearing that it causes more harm than good.

Yeardley Farm Honey

Like most beekeepers today, he continues his work despite these challenges. Locals understand that by buying W.T.'s honey, they support not just the honey producers, but the farmers who depend upon them as well!

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