Spring might finally be here!
Our new bees arrived, and it was fun helping some other first time beekeepers get started with their own hives. Melissa taught an encaustics class... Read more
Greetings! Spring is slowly showing her face around the Northwoods.
April is always a tricky month around these parts. A light snow is falling as I write this!
Ginger Mead... Read more
March Honey House Update
March Honey House Update
We've made it through "deep winter"! Here's a little poetry to celebrate~
We hope this note finds you well, as the days grow longer and the... Read more
January into February Update
January into February Update. Happy New Year! We hope you survived the Holidays and you are off to a great start in 2015! Thanks to you, our mead sales increased... Read more
Christmas into New Year Wishes
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
We are grateful for all of our "shining stars" this year that helped to guide us with encouragement, support, and love!
Here... Read more
New Meads and Tastings
Thimbleberry, Raspberry, and Cinnamon are bottled and better than ever!
Be the first to taste and purchase them this Saturday at Michigan Made in Harvey MI. We will... Read more
Early December Events!
Starting Sundays in December--we will set up our shop in the basement of the Honey House! Stop by to see what we have and taste some mead too!
December... Read more
We are grateful for you! We are grateful for another wonderful year and harvest, and the opportunity to be creative in collaboration with the honeybees!
Winter came early this... Read more
Snow Day Special Update
Snow Day, snow day! Winter has arrived and Melissa has the day off from school, so we thought we would send out a quick update to warm you up. ... Read more
October into November update
October into November update
Hello Everyone! What a lovely autumn it has been. We had another amazing harvest festival, though the weather outside was frightful...it was warm inside the honey... Read more
September into October
Fall has arrived in all of her bright attire!
We have been busy prepping for our October 4th Harvest Market. We will have a full line of products including comb... Read more
Labor Day Weekend Update
Hello Everyone! Where did summer go?
It is back to school time for Melissa, and harvest time around the farm. We will continue to do the Lake Linden Farmer's... Read more
Late summer update
Hello Everyone! Well, it seems that summer has arrived! We have been very busy around the Honey House, bee yard and all around the area, for that matter!
The word... Read more
July into August
Hello! The summer is just flying by, so we wanted to send a note to let you know about our upcoming events at the Honey House and around the area!... Read more
Happy July! Thanks to everyone who came out to support us at the Mid-Summer Artist Market on July 5th! It was a great weekend.
This weekend (July 12th) we... Read more
June into July...oh MY!
June into July...oh MY! We wanted to touch base to let you know about some exciting things that have been happening around the Honey House!
ABC 10, a local UP... Read more
This is Summer!
This is Summer, and we have hit the ground running at the Honey House Meadery!
Monday, June 16th, Algomah Acres Honey House Meadery will host a mead making workshop.Learn... Read more
Welcome Summer! We hope this note finds everyone enjoying the holiday weekend.
Thank you to all who came out for Arts and Starts! It was a great way to kick-off... Read more
Arts and Starts: must be Spring!
The bees are hived, the peepers are peeping…must be Spring!
Around the Honey House we are gearing up for our 3rd Annual Arts and Starts Farmer’s and Artist’s Market. It... Read more
April into May update
Hello All! Well, winter is almostover here in the UP! Now on to mud and fly season!! We wanted to touch base and let you know about a couple... Read more
March into April update!
Greetings! Spring has not sprung in the North Country!
We thought we would send a note to let you know about some upcoming events. We had an excellent time... Read more
CABIN FEVER CONCERT WITH MEAD AND KRAUT TASTING: BLUE GRASS AND FERMENTED FOODS!
CABIN FEVER CONCERT WITH MEAD AND KRAUT TASTING: BLUE GRASS AND FERMENTED FOODS! FRIDAY!!
7:30 PM. March 7th Algomah Acres Honey House, 611 Plank Rd, Greenand, MI 10$ at the... Read more
February into March 2014
Happy Valentine’s Day! “bee mine”
We survived the Polar Vortex (the first round), and came out alive…not so sure about the bees, though….(here they are all tucked away in... Read more
correction on blog address!
THANK YOU FOR LETTING US KNOW ABOUT THE ERROR! WHOOPS!
1. Visit our blog: www.gardenandbees.blogspot.com (we had this incorrect!)
2. Click on the yellow “donate” button
3. Decide what amount... Read more
Keep a Hive Alive!
“The honey bee should be the poster child for sustainable agriculture because it produces a perfect food that never spoils and it does so without using a plow, pesticides,... Read more
Happy New Year!
THE NEW YEAR is almost upon us! We wanted to thank you for your encouragement and support this year, do a short re-cap of events and share plans for the... Read more
Hello December! The sauna is firing, the bees are sleeping, and the mead is brewing! For those who haven't already seen our latest blog post, here is the link: We... Read more
Greetings from the Honey Farm and Honey House! On to the Holidays! Since the Harvest Festival, a lot has happened!
UPtoberfest was a super-fun wine and beer festival in Escanaba... Read more
Greetings! Just wanted to touch base and report on our Third Annual Harvest Festival!(having trouble posting images tonight, so please visit our flickr account for a collage of images... Read more
Save the Dates/A Little Change of Plans!
Greetings!Hope this Labor Day finds everyone in good health and spirits…ready for another “school year” to begin!We have a couple of date changes to relay to you, as well as... Read more
We wanted to check in to say “thank you” for an amazing July!
We ended the month by filling the house for our last two concerts (thanks to ... Read more
We want your thoughts and ideas!
What a 4th of July weekend!Thanks to all who came to our market and concert.A good time was had by all!
We hope to continue hosting the creative talent of... Read more
This weekend at the Honey House!
Happy Independence Day weekend!We are prepping for a fun weekend at the Honey House!We have a lot of special guests sharing their art and music, so we hope you can... Read more
June into July Update
Hold onto your hat!!Here comes summer!!
We wanted to let you know that the bees are doing very well; the mead is aging, and we hope to see you soon... Read more
Happy June! Spring is finally here! Just thought we would check in to let you know the bees are in their hives and the blossoms are out!
Melissa took some... Read more
We made it to May!
Hope this message finds everyone in good health and spirits!! “Arts and Starts” is right around the corner! (thanks to Jackie S. for the comic!)... Read more
Greetings everyone!We just couldn’t wait to send another update about all of the exciting things in the works for spring and summer 2013! Spring has not really sprung here in... Read more
mid march update
Happy March!Hard to believe the bees will be here in a month!We have not assessed our winter losses yet, as the weather is still very wintery here.March came in... Read more
February into March
Happy belated Valentine’s Day!Chokecherry mead is back on the market, and wonderfully sweet/tart.
Next week is already March.Winter finally came to our region—a little late, but we are buried under... Read more
Greetings All! Well, we have surely hit the ground running in 2013!
Wanted to let you know that we now have Cyser on the market! John bottled the brew created... Read more
Happy New Year!
Regina Spektor’s cover of the old Peggy Lee song for the New Year!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WsVBAc3Hc4 Peggy Lee’s version
They are both so wonderful!
“My dear acquaintance, it's so good to... Read more
Vote! and help us out..this time for free!
Hello Backers! Sorry to bother you again, but we wanted to keep you in the loop! You can vote for us to help us increase our apiary (hives) to keep... Read more
Happy Holidays to all! Hoping that they are Merry and Bright! We wanted to give you an update of where we will be and where you can get our products... Read more
Harvest into Holiday Season....
Greetings! Just wanted to thank everyone who participated in our 2nd Annual Harvest Festival weekend! It was a wonderful celebration. If you didn’t get to participate, here are some glimpses... Read more
Happy Harvest Moon and October 1st from Algomah Acres Honey Farm and Meadery! What a lovely Autumn we are having in the fair Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
We wanted to... Read more
Greetings to All! Hope that you are enjoying these lovely autumn days and cool nights. We just wanted to touch base and share a couple of links of photos... Read more
where can you buy our mead?
Greetings! Just a quick note to let you know that our traditional honey wine or MEAD is out and about around the UP in several place! Everyday Wines in Marquette,... Read more
Second Mead is here!
Hello Everyone! We wanted to let you know that our second brew has now been approved for retail! We are so happy, as the first batch of raspberry is nearly... Read more
last half of July!
Happy July! Hope this note finds everyone in good health and spirits.
We thought we would share a run-down of our upcoming activities and where we will be as we... Read more
Greetings! Please read post #33 on the web, as I made some changes/clarifications!
Just wanted to make some clarifications in regards to the photographs! Also, there are some wineries in... Read more
Algomah Meadery Up and Running
Just wanted to make some clarifications in regards to the photographs! Also, there are some wineries in the UP that produce meads, however, at this time we produce only meads/honey fruit wine blends.... Read more
mead for sale!
Okay....drum roll please........thanks to the TTB, Rachel Martinez, Designotype Printers......and patience......our "mead wine and raspberry wine mixture" will be available for purchase (and tasting) at Roe Family Singers at the... Read more
Hello Everyone! Just wanted to check in to say “Happy Pollinator Week”!
What a long, strange Spring it’s been!! We caught our first swarm of the season, and Melissa... Read more
May Moon Update
May's moon is the Full Flower Moon, named for flowers blooming everywhere this month! It is also a "super moon": this full moon coincides with perigee, the point when the moon... Read more
Final Inspection Passed!
Passed our final inspection today from the state investigator~let the fermentation bee-gin! Celebrated with a little blueberry melomel and watched the honeybees visiting the first crocus of Spring!!
March Forth/Fourth Update
As promised, here is our update, as we move forward…
We write this note with heavy hearts as we learned of the passing of Melissa’s Grandfather George, age 97, in... Read more
Bee Mine, Valentine
Bee mine, Valentine! Here’s hoping you will have a sweet one with your Honey, whoever that may be!
(find these limited edition block-printed cards and shirts at Zero Degrees Artist... Read more
"Wax is made by bees that have been nourished by light. Pollen is, so to speak, materialized light. When the bees hatch they have the ability to free the light... Read more
We are Thankful~
Happy Thanksgiving to All! We are so thankful for your support, encouragement, and for helping to make our dreams a reality with Algomah Meadery!All of our paperwork at the... Read more
Daylight Saving Time Ends Update
Greetings Friends! Just wanted to check in and share some great links with you:Red Tail Ring performing a song from our Harvest Festival on October 7th (incase... Read more
Wintering...into the hive
Greetings Friends! Wow, what a dramatic weather shift this week! We really lucked out with such great weather for our Harvest Festival!! The leaves are gone, the temperature is dropping,... Read more
What a Weekend at the Honey House!
Hello! Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! With the help of so many people, the Honey House was hopping Friday night through Saturday evening!
It was amazing to meet some... Read more
You are Cordially Invited to Join Algomah Acres Honey House
in a Harvest Celebration, October 7th and 8th, 2011.
Events are as follows:
Oct. 7th, 6 PM: Mead tasting and... Read more
Sweet Rewards In Your Near Future!
Hello Backers! Hope you had a wonderful weekend.....we spent some time preparing/organizing rewards!! Some have gone out in the mail already (envelopes).
If you haven't responded to our survey... Read more
virtual beeyard visit!
Thank you for filling our your rewards survey! We hope to keep in touch with you as our meadery project develops.
If you are on facebook, please friend or... Read more
May Your Cup Runneth Over!
Looks like we've made it friends!.....as we approach the final 24 hours of our Kickstarter project, we just wanted to thank you for your support and encouragement! Make sure to... Read more
Kind and Generous~
We would sing it for you, but.....its a cold night for the bees to be out and about, so please listen to or watch one of the following links:... Read more
a little beeyard wisdom for your weekend
Welcome to new backers! Thanks for joining the hive!! Here is a little beeyard inspiration for your weekend. Hope it is a sweet one~ Love, Melissa, John, and the Honeybees... Read more
the home stretch....
Just wanted to give a quick "hello and welcome" to all new backers--quite a few since our last post!! Wow, we have picked up some momentum, and that is exactly... Read more
Celestial Cyser and Moonshadow Melomel
“Nothing is better for human beings than to add the right amount of honey to their food. In a marvellous way the bee really sees to it that we learn... Read more
Beyond our Wildest Dreams....
Welcome aboard to all new backers!!
As of this week we have over 100 backers for our project, and we are almost at 7K. Beyond our wildest dreams.....when... Read more
Harvest Festival: Save the Date!!
Good Evening! We are writing to invite you to our Fall Harvest Festival in Greenland, MI, specifically events at the Algomah Acres Honey Farm, on the weekend ofOctober 7th and... Read more
this weekend: Music at the Honey House!
Hello to our wonderful backers!!! Another exciting week with our Meadery Project!! Welcome to all new backers--thanks for joining us in this sweet ride. You keep our hope alive! We... Read more
Margaret Mead: Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever does.
Great gathering of people for our Vanishing of the Bees Screening and Potluck in honor of National Pollinator Week!! If you didn't make it, here are some photos:
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.272056076144710.86804.100000209582277&l=e6224d7da7&type=1. Welcome... Read more
screening of "Vanishing of the Bees"
Just a reminder that tomorrow we are screening the documentary "Vanishing of the Bees" at the Honey House! 7PM EST. At 6, we will have some honey themed food, feel... Read more
Drink Mead, Save a Honeybee!
Hello Friends! We are still basking in the glow of yesterday's Mead workshop/tasting...what a great gathering of people!! Just wanted to let you know that tomorrow is National Honeybee Awareness... Read more
If you weren't able to make the workshop, take a look at pictures we posted to our facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.269391036411214.86275.100000209582277&l=2ea53a91ff&type=1
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!!
Hi again! hopefully next time we update we will be 50% funded! We will include pictures from our upcoming Honey House events as well!! Just to clarify: there will be... Read more
Hello Wonderful Backers!! Welcome aboard to all the new backers!! We are very grateful that you took the time to view our project and decided it was worthy!! Remember all... Read more
Just a quick note this Tuesday Afternoon to let you know that our project was featured on the Drink Michigan website! We made sure to mention the "Brickside Brewery"... Read more
Yahoo!! 30% funded, 37 backers, and 43 days to go~ things are looking good!!! Many thanks to each of you for supporting our project in so many ways and helping... Read more
New Moon Backer Update
Greetings Kind Backers~ Wow! Our project is 21 percent funded, 50 days to go, and over 200 “likes” on Facebook! Thank you so much for your support! We had an... Read more
first 5 days: thank you all!!
WE LOVE YOU!! A huge thanks to all of our backers for all of your positive energy and support! Let's keep the momentum going. Please let us know if you... Read more