Fulton Creek Farms

Fulton Creek Farms An ever growing hobby farm on the banks of the Yadkin River in Davie County, NC.
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If I hadn't witnessed it myself, I wouldn't believe it. The same family that called on Monday with three swarms, alerted...
03/29/2024

If I hadn't witnessed it myself, I wouldn't believe it. The same family that called on Monday with three swarms, alerted me to another two swarms today. One of which on the exact same spot as Monday's swarm. I've never seen five swarms within a 50' radius at a location that didn't already have an apiary. The last swarm was a slight challenge as it was 10' off the ground. A little help from the homeowner allowed me to capture and box the swarm.

Thus swarm season has come in like a lion. Looks like I'll be buying more equipment tomorrow!

03/26/2024

Swarm season in Davie County is upon us. We received a call today about a couple swarms on the same property. It was close to sunset, so I didn't take any pictures, but we did successfully grab three swarms. We put them into two boxes and brought back to the farm.

If you see a swarm, give us (or any local beekeeper) a call. We'll come rescue them.

We installed our first two swarm traps this afternoon. Based upon my hive inspection today, the hives are ramping up for...
03/11/2024

We installed our first two swarm traps this afternoon. Based upon my hive inspection today, the hives are ramping up for the spring flow. There's lots of drone brood (male bees), and drones walking around.

Soon the hives will be expanding, and naturally splitting themselves by swarming. That is when the queen and around half the colony vacate their current home, and look for another place to reside. The remaining colony will raise a new queen and in a few weeks be back to business. The swarm traps provide a safe place for the swarming bees to move into, and then we relocate them to our apiary.

Additionally, you may see swarms of bees congregate on limbs, eves, even cars while the scouts are looking for a new place to live. If you see a swarm, no need to worry. The bees aren't interested in hurting or stinging you. Give me a PM or call and I'll come and get the bees for you, free of charge. Below are a few pictures of swarms, and our pre-emptive swarm trap set to catch the swarming bees.

This was a busy and productive weekend. Swarm traps completed and painted some new brood boxes. It won't be long until t...
02/11/2024

This was a busy and productive weekend. Swarm traps completed and painted some new brood boxes. It won't be long until the girls start ramping up for the spring.

I'm looking forward to expanding the apiary this spring.

What did your breakfast look like this weekend?  Hand made biscuits with farm fresh eggs and drizzled with whipped honey...
02/11/2024

What did your breakfast look like this weekend? Hand made biscuits with farm fresh eggs and drizzled with whipped honey, both from the farm.

We have fresh eggs and honey available to help improve your weekend cuisine!

I spent today prepping and painting the brood boxes and swarm traps with the cutest coworker.  Spring is just around the...
02/10/2024

I spent today prepping and painting the brood boxes and swarm traps with the cutest coworker.

Spring is just around the corner. The warmer days have the girls out and about bringing in pollen, but we're still a little ways out from the nectar coming in, so we're feeding sugar syrup to ensure they make it through the winter.

I'll be reaching out in the coming weeks to those who volunteered to let me place swarm traps on your property. I'll start closest and work my way out. Things are ramping up in the apiary!

In honor of February, we're offering a sweetheart deal!  Lotion bars, any size are $5 each, including our two new shapes...
02/07/2024

In honor of February, we're offering a sweetheart deal! Lotion bars, any size are $5 each, including our two new shapes, rose and heart. Throw in 2 lip balms, and for $10 you have skin and lip protection from the cold, dry winds of winter.

Pickup is available on the farm and at Sarah's office in Clemmons, plus we can ship to you.

These warmer temps have the girls hard at work. They've worked hard to survive this long over the winter. Their hard wor...
01/27/2024

These warmer temps have the girls hard at work. They've worked hard to survive this long over the winter. Their hard work means the start of equally hard work for us. Prepping and buying new equipment, checking to ensure they have adequate food stores to get them to spring are just a few tasks pivotal to keeping the bees happy and alive.

It was good to get back in the woodworking shop. Today, I made a handful of swarm traps. This will help our apiary expand naturally this spring. I'd like to thank you to everyone who reached out offering to let me place a swarm trap on your property. The response was overwhelming. When swarm season starts, I'll start contacting those closest to the farm to set traps, and work my way outward.

In our corner of NC, winter has finally arrived. The cold, dry, blustery winds of winter can quickly chap your lips and ...
01/15/2024

In our corner of NC, winter has finally arrived. The cold, dry, blustery winds of winter can quickly chap your lips and dry out your skin. If you've not tried our all natural lip balms and lotion bars, now's a great opportunity with our biggest sale of the season!

Until the end of the month, all lotion bar purchases will include a free lip balm! Additionally, lip balms will be 5 for $10 (25% savings).

We are available most evenings at the farm for direct pickup. We also offer: shipping, delivery at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist on Wednesdays, and pickup in Clemmons at the Law Office of Sarah Young (M-F, 9a-5p).

Respond here, or message the farm, Travis, or Sarah with your order.

Would you like some free Fulton Creek Farms honey in 2024?We are looking to expand our apiary, and one way to do so is t...
01/04/2024

Would you like some free Fulton Creek Farms honey in 2024?

We are looking to expand our apiary, and one way to do so is to catch swarms in the spring when natural resources are plentiful, and the bees naturally split hives.

If you live greater than 3 miles from our farm (within reason) and will allow us to place a swarm trap on your property this spring, we'll give you free honey for each swarm we capture. All you have to do is check the trap every few days to see if bees have moved in, and let us know to come pick them up. As we process honey in 2024, we'll send you honey for free as a thank you!

If you're interested, send us a message here, or contact Travis. We are limited by the number of traps we have, so let us know soon.

Finally, we now have lip balms in stock!We have three flavors to choose from: Vanilla, Bourbon (made with Buffalo Trace ...
12/29/2023

Finally, we now have lip balms in stock!

We have three flavors to choose from: Vanilla, Bourbon (made with Buffalo Trace Bourbon) and Original (hint of coconut flavor).

Tubes are $2.50 apiece, and we do have some misfits that weren't up to standard for $1.00 apiece.

We do offer shipping, and accept: cash, check, Venmo, and PayPal. Send us a message via messenger or contact Sarah/Travis if you'd like to place an order.

In addition to shipping by mail, we offer pickup at WFBH on Wednesdays or Monday-Friday in Clemmons at the Law Office of Sarah Young.

12/27/2023

I was not happy with the first few batches of lip balm, so I melted them back down.

I played around with the recipe and finally developed one that I think has hit the mark. I'll make up a few batches and should have some ready by this weekend.

The lip balm tubes will $2.50 apiece, and we'll start out with vanilla and bourbon flavored. Eventually we'll expand to other flavors!

We will have some that for one reason or another didn't pass the QC checks and we'll sell for $1.00. Stay tuned!

Made up a few batches of lip balm today. Did you know that our balms are made by hand with all natural ingredients?  The...
12/09/2023

Made up a few batches of lip balm today. Did you know that our balms are made by hand with all natural ingredients? The labels have been shipped, and we'll let you know when these will be available. We do ship!

Did you wake up this morning only to realize you had no eggs?  Let us help. We have fresh eggs from free range hens. We ...
12/09/2023

Did you wake up this morning only to realize you had no eggs? Let us help. We have fresh eggs from free range hens. We have plenty available and will be at the farm all day. If you're local and can't come by, let us know. We may be able to meet you somewhere while we are out and about this weekend.

These cold temps and dry winds can do a real number of your lips. Soon, we'll be able to provide a high quality, all nat...
12/06/2023

These cold temps and dry winds can do a real number of your lips. Soon, we'll be able to provide a high quality, all natural solution. Don't reach for those high priced products that are full of ingredients that you cannot pronounce or spell.

Here's a comparison of a commercially available lip balm with ours.

We're finishing up beta testing and will soon start production of our vanilla, bourbon, and honey flavored lip balms.

12/03/2023

A quick update heading into the Christmas season.

If you want Christmas candles, please get your order in soon. Christmas Tree candles are $10, and the large Pine Cone candles are $15. Due to demand and the slow production time, the availability of these two is limited.

We have quite a bit of the whipped honey. Half pints are $10, whole pints $20, and a quart for $35.

It is with mixed emotions that I announce we have a very limited supply of raw honey remaining. I guess we'll have to expand the apiary for next year!

We started beta testing the lip balms this weekend. Any orders of candles, honey, or lotion bars will include a free tube to try. All I ask is you provide feedback, good or bad.

Thank you to everyone that has purchased from us this year. The demand and support has been very appreciated!

So far the rain has held off. Come join us at 408 Ricks Dr, Winston-Salem until 2pm.  There are other vendors, and Santa...
12/02/2023

So far the rain has held off. Come join us at 408 Ricks Dr, Winston-Salem until 2pm. There are other vendors, and Santa!

We'll be set up in Winston-Salem today from 11a-2p.  We'll have eggs, raw and whipped honey, Christmas candles, and loti...
12/02/2023

We'll be set up in Winston-Salem today from 11a-2p. We'll have eggs, raw and whipped honey, Christmas candles, and lotion bars. Come by and pay us a visit. We'd love to see you!

11/28/2023

We teased a big announcement for this past weekend. We may be a day late, but we're exited to announce that Fulton Creek Farms will be offering lip balms this winter! Don't let the cold, dry days chap your lips. Our all natural, beeswax lip balms will help heal and protect your lips. We'll be offering a few different flavors to start out. We hope to start production soon, and have some available in time for Christmas.

We are also finishing up the jarring of our 2023 whipped honey. After it's had a few months to set, the final product has turned out amazing. I'll try and post a video this coming weekend.

11/23/2023

Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours! We're thankful for each and every customer that we've served over the past year. Stay tuned later this weekend for an exciting announcement.

Why hello my beautiful little friend.
09/30/2023

Why hello my beautiful little friend.

Gobbles!  We've seen this flock in our front yard almost every morning this week.
09/14/2023

Gobbles! We've seen this flock in our front yard almost every morning this week.

A few new candle options we're playing around with. These are not as large as some and would come in at a fairly low pri...
09/11/2023

A few new candle options we're playing around with. These are not as large as some and would come in at a fairly low price point. Let us know your thoughts!

09/04/2023

Check out our newest video with a budding commercial star! She's been begging to help out, so we put her to work on camera.

Pasture raised eggs with whipped honey biscuits. A great start to the day!
08/29/2023

Pasture raised eggs with whipped honey biscuits. A great start to the day!

08/19/2023

Have you seen the whipped honey on our price list and had no idea what it could be? Here's a short video explaining it.

Whipped honey is great when you need a slightly thicker consistency honey. I've been using it in lieu of mayo and mustard on sandwiches, and let me tell you, it's amazing.

Last week, we brought home 10 new gals to help with egg production. They should start laying in a few weeks, and our egg...
08/18/2023

Last week, we brought home 10 new gals to help with egg production. They should start laying in a few weeks, and our egg supply will be back to normal. The girls are quickly acclimating to free ranging.

Thank you to everyone who patiently stood by us after the recent coyote attack.

08/17/2023

Did you know that our wax products use 100% locally sourced beeswax? In the event we run out, there are other beekeepers in Davie County from which we can buy the wax. This will ensure our products always have a local flair.

Due to the complexity of beeswax, only one candle can be made per mold per day. Any quicker, and the wax remains too soft and deforms.

For this reason, we'll have a limited supply of Christmas Candles available for sale. It may sound odd saying this in August, but get your orders in as soon as possible to ensure we have the items in stock.

Christmas Tree candles are $10 apiece, and the Pine Cones are $15 apiece.

Pricing for our bee related products. Detailed information for each product can be found within the Bee Related Products...
08/12/2023

Pricing for our bee related products. Detailed information for each product can be found within the Bee Related Products photo album.

We do offer shipping for an added fee.

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3521 NC Highway 801 S
Advance, NC
27006

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