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FEBRUARY FARM NEWS

February is a busy month at 4 Bees Herb Farm!

CULINARY HERBS
We have a selection of culinary herbs in just in time for spring planting season:
Basils:
Sweet
Lemon
Thai
Cinnamon

Cilantro
Culantro
Chives
Garlic Chives
Lavender
Thyme
Sage
Pineapple Sage

Mints:
Peppermint
Chocolate Peppermint
Orange
Spearmint
Mojito
Apple
Swiss
Lavender

Oreganos:
Italian
Hot N Spicy
Greek
Pulchelum

Lemon grass

Rosemarys:
Species
Gorizia
Majorca Pink
Prostrate

Dill
Fennel
Curley Parsley
Italian Parsley
Salad Burnet
French Sorrel

Other tasty herbs are being added daily so come on out and get a start on the spring growing season.

Remember, you are always welcome to call or email any questions you might have on growing herbs in our climate…a very good reason to purchase herbs from us rather than the “Big Box” store down the street which offers little to no info once you buy from them.

MEDICINAL HERBS
St John’s Wort
Yarrow
Mollucan Spinach
Pennyroyal
Rose Geranium Grass
Mountain Mint
Plantain

More varieties added daily.

TOP BAR HIVE
Sam has a 48″ Top Bar Hive ready for a new backyard beekeeper or a seasoned beekeeper wanting to try something different. Are you ready? You know you want to try your hand at beekeeping!!!… and Spring is the ideal season to start…lots of nectar on the way with citrus blooming season right around the corner. So if you are just curious or ready to give beekeeping a try, come on out and see the Top Bar Hive & we’ll also observe our two working TBH’s with lots of happy bees bring in loads of pollen etc.
For photos and more info, visit our other website:
www.honeybeehives.net

RAW LOCAL HONEY
Yes, we have raw, local honey in pints & quarts (call for availability on gallons 941-322-2446).
Varieties:
Saw Palmetto
Orange Blossom
Wildflower
Brazilian Pepper

Interested in HONEY for GOOD HEALTH?
I’ve received info from 2 different sources in the past several weeks on the HEALTH BENEFITS of HONEY mixed with CINNAMON…everything from Arthritis to Indigestion to Weight Loss and more. I have a free copy for you when you come out to the farm.

SOAPS, SALVES & LIP BALM
I’ve been feverishly working on herbal soaps which have been flying out of here! The Lavender soaps have been real a hit along with the Honey/Lemongrass.
I’ve also made a “Green Herbs”Drawing/ Healing Salve containing Plantain, Comfrey, Calendula & Chickweed in an olive oil, beeswax base. It has worked wonders on my own winter cracked heels & I’ve had good feedback on other uses from dogs to humans.
The Calendula-infused Sweet Almond Oil/ beeswax LIP BALM has rave reviews & I’m in the process of whipping up another batch- available next week.

BACKYARD CHICKEN KEEPING
With the passage of the Sarasota City ordinance allowing 4 backyard hens, Sam is working on an appropriate sized coop to house 2-4 hens. We’ll post info here when it’s ready for sale. We’re also planning on offering baby chicks: Rhode Island Reds, Barred Rocks, Buff Orpingtons…all brown egg layers…along with Arraucana/Americana which lay beautiful blue/green shelled eggs. Contact us at:
4beesherbs@mindspring.com

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