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Fern Hill Apiary

Fern Hill Apiary Quality bee-products from our hives to your home. A family-owned and operated apiary located in Marshall VA. We take pride in offering you the best the bees have to offer.

Visit us online at www.FernHillApiary.com We are a family-owned and operated apiary located in Marshall VA. Our colonies are located in Fauquier county at our home and a few outyards (Hume, Delaplane, and Marshall). All our hives are managed exclusively by us. Our honey and wax products come directly from our hives, are completely raw and unprocessed. Members of the Buy Fresh Buy Local, northern Piedmont program.

Operating as usual

While at a nearby grocery store today I happened to grab a jar of the honey they’re selling. This photo is of the nutrit...
09/22/2022

While at a nearby grocery store today I happened to grab a jar of the honey they’re selling. This photo is of the nutritional facts label from that product. What did I notice?
A few key things to mention:
1. “Manufactured” in NJ
2. “Product of USA, Canada, Argentina & India”

You’re probably wondering ‘what does that mean, and why did it stand out to you’, right? Yup… I thought so.

Manufactured doesn’t mean the colonies are actually IN that location. It’s very likely that it’s being “bottled “ there. Having a product that has an origin list of 4 DIFFERENT COUNTRIES, is a huge 🚩 to me. The consumer really has no idea what’s in this bottle or where it’s from.

Did you know that honey is considered the 3rd most adulterated product available to consumers?! When you visit us at the Warrenton Farmers Market, you can ask us any questions about our bees, our colonies, how we manage, how we harvest, what nectar sources the bees visit, and anything else bee-related that you’re curious about.

We are a small, family-run business that takes great pride in offering our community a product that we know is RAW, PURE, LOCAL, and DELICIOUS. Even if you choose not to buy from us - if we’re sold out or you have another source - we will urge and encourage you to BUY LOCAL & KNOW YOUR BEEKEEPER.

09/17/2022

If you’ve never visited this market, come see what it’s all about. Every Saturday, 8-noon in Old Town Warrenton. (Fern Hill Apiary is highlighted beginning at the 5:15 minute mark in the video below.)

Good morning from the Warrenton Farmers Market!! It’s a gorgeous day! We’re running low on honey…if you are waiting unti...
09/17/2022

Good morning from the Warrenton Farmers Market!! It’s a gorgeous day! We’re running low on honey…if you are waiting until closer to winter to stock up - you might want to reconsider and come by today. Once we sell out, it will be July next year before we have more.

09/02/2022

It’s a Warrenton Farmers Market weekend for us! Can’t wait to see you all tomorrow.

08/06/2022

It’s a perfect market morning!! Come out to see us (and so many other vendors) - we’re here until noon. Warrenton Farmers Market
Bad Ass Pickles / Living Springs Microgreens LLC and much, much more

Great idea for a fun weekend recipe. Come see us at the Warrenton Farmers Market this Saturday.
08/04/2022

Great idea for a fun weekend recipe. Come see us at the Warrenton Farmers Market this Saturday.

Looking for a fun party food idea? Well, you’re in luck! It’s a great weekend to pick up everything you need to make hot honey chicken in waffle cones 🙂
-Chicken is available from @ruckerfarmcoop
-It’s a Fern Hill Apiary week for honey
- Abundant Acres Farm LLC has Poppi's Hot Sauce
- Bad Ass Pickles has *all* the* pickles*
- Living Springs Microgreens LLC can add some extra flavor & are oh-so-pretty!

06/24/2022

As many of you are aware, the storms this past week greatly affected the Marshall area, which is where we are based. As of this post, we are still without power. Nevertheless, we will be at the Warrenton Farmers Market tomorrow, but with reduced inventory.** We will also be bringing some heirloom tomato plants. Thank you so much for your patience and consideration; we look forward to seeing you all there.

Sorry for inform - due to a scheduling conflict that couldn't be avoided, we will not be at the Warrenton Farmers Market...
05/25/2022
Offering Local Raw Honey, Beeswax Candles & more

Sorry for inform - due to a scheduling conflict that couldn't be avoided, we will not be at the Warrenton Farmers Market this coming Saturday! If you are in need of Fern Hill Apiary honey - please complete our order form on the products page of our site and we'll be sure to get your order to you as promptly as possible (Friday or Sunday). We wish you all a great (and safe) Memorial Day weekend.

www.FernHillApiary.com/products

Pure honey and beeswax products including wax, candles, food wraps, and fire starters. e-gift certificates are also available.

Happy World Bee Day
05/20/2022

Happy World Bee Day

05/14/2022

It’s market day and not raining - c’mon out to see us… we also have duck eggs today too.

After the last few days of rain, it’s time to check on the bees. Here are some pics we took to show you what’s going on ...
05/09/2022

After the last few days of rain, it’s time to check on the bees. Here are some pics we took to show you what’s going on inside and what a typical inspection looks like.

The Warrenton Farmers Market is about to begin - come visit us and the other awesome vendors for all the foodies & goodi...
04/30/2022

The Warrenton Farmers Market is about to begin - come visit us and the other awesome vendors for all the foodies & goodies! 😀

04/25/2022

Happy Spring everyone. The Warrenton Farmers Market peak season has begun and we’ll be back again on alternating Saturdays beginning this weekend. Looking forward to seeing all our market friends (both customer- and vendor-friends 😊) again.

Spring is approaching; the bees are taking flights when the temps climb over 50*. We’re looking forward to seeing everyo...
02/21/2022

Spring is approaching; the bees are taking flights when the temps climb over 50*. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone at the Warrenton Farmers Market again this season on alternating Saturdays.

In the meantime, start tackling your spring allergies with our local wildflower honey; the National Honey Board recommends taking 1 Tsp/day at least 30 days *prior* to the bloom period.

Order your Fern Hill Apiary wildflower honey, beeswax candles, beeswax blocks, or free-range chicken eggs for farm pick-up, local delivery/drop-off, or mailing. https://FernHillApiary.com/products

Just a quick reminder to all our Warrenton Farmers Market vendor friends and market customers, we will not be at the mar...
11/06/2021
Offering Local Raw Honey, Beeswax Candles & more

Just a quick reminder to all our Warrenton Farmers Market vendor friends and market customers, we will not be at the market tomorrow, but look forward to being back on Sat, Nov 13th, which will be out last market day of the regular season. We’re always available for online orders and pre-arranged farm pick-up or delivery. Be sure to check out our current availability at www.FernHillApiary.com/products. We look forward to seeing you next weekend in Warrenton!

Our raw, wildflower honey is sourced solely from our hives. Never heated, filtered multiple times, and bottled onsite. Prices include VA sales tax.

How did Fern Hill get its name? Here’s why - the back portion of our property, which is entirely wooded has these large ...
10/20/2021

How did Fern Hill get its name? Here’s why - the back portion of our property, which is entirely wooded has these large areas of ferns growing along the slope.

10/02/2021

YES, we’ll be at the Warrenton Farmers Market tomorrow. Hope you’ll come visit us. 😊🐝

09/18/2021

Just a reminder - we are NOT at the Warrenton Farmers Market today. We apologize for any inconvenience this absence has caused our customers! We are still available for online orders (with free local delivery or farm pick-up on prepaid orders). Thank you!

09/02/2021

It’s a Market week for us - stop by to say hi and stock up on raw local wildflower honey 🍯, pure beeswax candles 🕯, and beeswax resin food wraps. Well also have fresh eggs 🥚 available as well. See you this Saturday at the Warrenton Farmers Market between 8am-noon. 😊 This Saturday is also Kids Day too including fun ‘farm and fresh food’ based activities for the kids!

08/21/2021

Happy Saturday everyone… Come on out and enjoy the beautiful weather and shop for your week’s goodies at the Warrenton Farmers Market. We’re here until noon today. We’ve brought wildflower honey, beeswax candles, bear turd (fire starters), chicken and duck eggs.

Did you know it’s National Farmers Market Week? To celebrate, the Warrenton Farmers Market is hosting a recipe contest. ...
08/04/2021

Did you know it’s National Farmers Market Week? To celebrate, the Warrenton Farmers Market is hosting a recipe contest. Just shop the vendors at the market this Saturday for your ingredients and let your imagination soar. And, if your favorite recipe requires honey or eggs, be sure to come visit our booth (closest to First and Horner).

RECIPE CONTEST- ENTER TO WIN!!!
See image for contest details.
Parent/child entries welcome.

#fauquiercounty #fauquiercountyva #warrentonva #northernvirginia #farmersmarket #warrentonfarmersmarket #fernhillapiary #localhoney #rawhoney

07/25/2021

Are you a Fern Hill Apiary fan? What do you like best; how have you enjoyed our product(s) in your cooking and/or home; have you given Fern Hill items as gifts? If so, please consider writing a review for us on our FB page. We greatly appreciate your support and willingness to ‘share the love’.
🌸 🐝 🍯 ❤️

It’s a great morning at the Warrenton Farmers Market. Come see us; we have chicken and duck eggs in addition to pure, ra...
07/24/2021

It’s a great morning at the Warrenton Farmers Market. Come see us; we have chicken and duck eggs in addition to pure, raw, local honey and beeswax candles. Visit our fellow vendors as well for pickles, produce, microgreens, breakfast biscuits, pies, and more - you’ll be set for the upcoming week.

Come see us (and the bees) at the Warrenton Farmers Market. Honey is back in stock and we’re here until noon.
07/10/2021

Come see us (and the bees) at the Warrenton Farmers Market. Honey is back in stock and we’re here until noon.

🎉 It’s here; it’s here; it’s here!! 🎉 🍯 The 2021 🍯 Harvest is here!! 🍯 So grateful and thankful for our 🐝 buzzzy 🐝worker...
07/08/2021

🎉 It’s here; it’s here; it’s here!! 🎉
🍯 The 2021 🍯 Harvest is here!! 🍯
So grateful and thankful for our 🐝 buzzzy 🐝workers. Stop by to see a few of them (and us) at the Warrenton Farmers Market this Saturday from 8-noon.

***AVAILABLE NOW - FERN HILL APIARY e-GIFT CARDS*** Purchase as a gift for someone special (or yourself). Redeem in pers...
07/02/2021
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***AVAILABLE NOW - FERN HILL APIARY e-GIFT CARDS*** Purchase as a gift for someone special (or yourself). Redeem in person at the Warrenton Farmers Market or on our website - click the link and select your desired amount.

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Happy National Pollinator Week! We’ll be at the Warrenton Farmers Market this Saturday. Weather permitting, we’ll be bri...
06/21/2021

Happy National Pollinator Week! We’ll be at the Warrenton Farmers Market this Saturday. Weather permitting, we’ll be bringing an observation hive to market. Come see the bees at work and try to find the queen.

#PollinatorWeek2021

06/21/2021

Honey bees collect water to keep the colony cool: water is brought into the hive, and through evaporation, this helps keep the temperature down. Water is also needed for feeding developing bees. Every bee collecting water usually makes about 50 trips, each time collecting about 25 mg of water. When there is not enough water in the hive, then foraging worker bees will quit foraging and help with water collection. During very hot summer days, a colony may need several liters of water per day. 💧🐝

We hope you’re having a great week and make it through today and tomorrow’s rainy weather dry and safe. At the Warrenton...
06/10/2021

We hope you’re having a great week and make it through today and tomorrow’s rainy weather dry and safe. At the Warrenton Farmers Market this Saturday (8am to noon) we’ll be bringing beeswax candles, “Bear Turds” fire starters, beeswax wraps, plants and more. ***The bees are continuing to collect lots of nectar and are making the delicious Fern Hill wildflower honey you know and love. It’s not quite ready yet, but will be sooo worth the wait. 🌸 🐝 🍯 ❤️

Interesting...
06/05/2021
It's all the buzz: Mysterious new honey stumped beekeepers

Interesting...

For thousands of years, humans have enjoyed eating honey produced by the humble honeybee. Recently, though, some beekeepers have started noticing something strange about the honey coming from their bee colonies. What began as a bad situation turned into something surprisingly good.

We regret to announce that due to the weather we will not be attending the Warrenton Farmers Market today. Pre-orders fo...
05/29/2021

We regret to announce that due to the weather we will not be attending the Warrenton Farmers Market today. Pre-orders for June 12th (our next scheduled market date) and online at-the-farm pickup or delivery orders are always welcome. We apologize for any inconvenience

Happy World Bee Day (May 20)!!
05/20/2021

Happy World Bee Day (May 20)!!

05/15/2021

Learn how to grow heirloom tomatoes (starting at the 1:00 min mark) and stop by our booth to get yours today. The weather is right to get them in the ground.

Hope to see you at the market today - we’re here until noon.
05/15/2021

Hope to see you at the market today - we’re here until noon.

Some interesting local honey facts in Fauquier Now’s “by the numbers” weekly feature today. Thanks, Fauquier Now, for po...
05/15/2021

Some interesting local honey facts in Fauquier Now’s “by the numbers” weekly feature today. Thanks, Fauquier Now, for posting a photo of our honey in the lead-in.

What do you do when you get home after a long day at work during swarm season? Catch a swarm, of course. If you see a cl...
05/12/2021

What do you do when you get home after a long day at work during swarm season? Catch a swarm, of course. If you see a clump of bees like this, please call or text us (with a picture) at 540-317-1170.

Swarming is the natural process by which a colony “reproduces” - one colony becomes two. As they begin to outgrow the space available in their colony the workers prepare new queen cells. Once those cells are capped the colony has the ‘green light’ to swarm. The initial queen and approx 1/2 the workers (females) and some drones (males) leave the colony and hang out (as pictured) temporarily nearby. Scout bees search for a new location to call home. When that’s found the cluster will release from their hang out and relocate. Ideally, beekeepers prefer to split the colony prior to swarming or capture the swarm and provide a new home before the scouts encourage the group to move on.

We're seeing Black Locust in bloom near the apiary. Just part of what makes Fern Hill Apiary honey so delicious!
05/12/2021

We're seeing Black Locust in bloom near the apiary. Just part of what makes Fern Hill Apiary honey so delicious!

This is the flower of the black locust tree (Robinia psuedoacacia). In our area it begins blooming in early May and produces extremely fragrant clusters of white flowers. This is one of the nectar sources that our girls stow away, eventually contributing to Fern Hill Apiary’s wildflower honey.

It’s almost market day again!! Can’t wait to see everyone this Saturday at the Warrenton Farmers Market - our booth is l...
05/11/2021

It’s almost market day again!! Can’t wait to see everyone this Saturday at the Warrenton Farmers Market - our booth is located at the corner of First and Horner Streets.

NEW PRODUCT:
“Bear Turds” Slumgum Fire Starters

Made from retired wax combs from our colonies these ‘logs’ are perfect for starting fires in your outdoor fire-pit, fire place, or wood-stove. Not for use in pellet stoves. Bag of 10 for $7. Pre-orders welcome.

04/25/2021

Do you love Fern Hill Apiary raw honey and beeswax candles?
We welcome you to give us a shout out and post a review. Thanks so much. We hope you stop by to see us at the Warrenton Farmers Market this coming Saturday (May 1st) at our new booth location (at the corner of First and Horner Streets)

Happy Spring!! We’re so exciting to see our vendor friends and customers at the Warrenton Farmers Market tomorrow for th...
04/16/2021

Happy Spring!! We’re so exciting to see our vendor friends and customers at the Warrenton Farmers Market tomorrow for the opening day of the 2021 Saturday market. Here’s a quick peek of what’s going on at Fern Hill Apiary. Stop by and see us in our new spot (booth 4 - close to the building).

We’re happy to announce that we’ll be back this season at the @Warrenton Farmers Market. This spring we’ve added free-ra...
03/29/2021

We’re happy to announce that we’ll be back this season at the @Warrenton Farmers Market. This spring we’ve added free-range chicken eggs, heirloom tomato seedlings, and expanded our selection of wax products. We look forward to seeing you soon - our market dates (alternate Saturdays) are posted on the Events page of our website. Below are a few pics of our happy birds for your enjoyment.

12/15/2020
Cranberry Pistachio Cheese Log

Looking for a new recipe to share with friends and family during the holidays? Try this one using your favorite raw, local, wildflower honey from Fern Hill Apiary.

#localhoney, #rawhoney, #buyfreshbuylocal, #purelypiedmont

It's Small Business Saturday! Orders received today (November 28, 2020) via our website will be eligible for a 10% disco...
11/28/2020
Offering Local Raw Honey & Beeswax Candles

It's Small Business Saturday! Orders received today (November 28, 2020) via our website will be eligible for a 10% discount (while supplies last) - no code needed - just the time stamp on your submission. Visit us at www.FernHillApiary.com/products

Pure & Natural... Savor the taste of our all-natural, raw, wildflower honey. Enjoy a meal by pure beeswax candlelight. Family owned & operated since 2004. raw honey

We tried a new recipe last night - it was so delicious we wanted to share it with all of you. Balsamic Honey BBQ Chicken...
11/15/2020
National Honey Board | Honey, Recipes, Research, Information

We tried a new recipe last night - it was so delicious we wanted to share it with all of you. Balsamic Honey BBQ Chicken using Fern Hill Apiary honey. We cooked ours on the grill instead of the oven.

Honey is nature's finest work. discover recipes, where to buy, information about bees, and resources for professionals.

The sunshine on our honey really brings out the glow. Warrenton Farmers Market - today until noon!!
11/14/2020

The sunshine on our honey really brings out the glow. Warrenton Farmers Market - today until noon!!

11/13/2020

Tomorrow’s going to be a gorgeous, crisp Fall day and the perfect time to visit us at the Warrenton Farmers Market.

Don’t forget - tomorrow (Nov 14) will be the last day that we’ll be at the Warrenton Farmers Market this season. If you need local, raw honey or all-natural beeswax candles, come see us between 8-noon or go directly to our website any other time to submit your request.

Thanks to all our customers and new friends for a wonderful season!!

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5382 Free State Rd
Marshall, VA
20115

Telephone

(540) 317-1170

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It’s a Fern Hill Apiary weekend! Come see them & stock up on the sweet stuff- including beeswax candles, reusable beeswax wraps, & more 🙂
Looking for a fun party food idea? Well, you’re in luck! It’s a great weekend to pick up everything you need to make hot honey chicken in waffle cones 🙂 -Chicken is available from @ruckerfarmcoop -It’s a Fern Hill Apiary week for honey - Abundant Acres Farm LLC has Poppi's Hot Sauce - Bad Ass Pickles has *all* the* pickles* - Living Springs Microgreens LLC can add some extra flavor & are oh-so-pretty!
Yay! It’s a Fern Hill Apiary week!
This recipe from local Chef Ryan Ross’ cook book is the perfect way to highlight local ingredients on your table or in your lunchbox! We’ve had some beautiful broccoli at Market & Seventh Heaven Farms has dried tart cherries from their very own cherry trees. Plenty of local honey at Market- have you tried Fern Hill Apiary? If you need some pantry items not available at Market, our Old Town neighbors at The Natural Marketplace can surely assist!
Food as a remedy! A member of our market management team picked up a stomach bug recently. Sabry from Sharkawi Farm offered this natural remedy made from ingredients that can be purchased at Market 🙂 Seems to have worked! Mint is great for nausea, oregano has antibacterial properties, sage is good for digestion, & thyme has been known to support immune health. You may have some local honey in your pantry from Fern Hill Apiary, Erin's Elderberries, St. Anthony Farm, Starstead Farm, or Off the Grid VA 🐝 Thank you, Sabry & everyone stay well!!! #foodismedicine #naturalremedy #stomachbug #stomachflu #staywell #knowyourfarmer #knowyourfarmerknowyourfood #foodsystems #eatlocal #functionalfood #northernvirginia #fauquiercounty #fauquiercountyva #warrentonva
Need some inspo to stay cozy on winter afternoons? Have some turmeric “tea” made with Sharkawi Farm ground ginger & turmeric with sweetened with Fern Hill Apiary honey paired with Hot Cocoa Almonds from Princess & The Pilot, LLC 🫖
Every small business has a story! Here’s a small part of Fern Hill Apiary’s 🌿
Don’t forget, today’s a Fern Hill Apiary day! They are located next to Living Springs Microgreens LLC on 1st St. 🐝🍯
We’re at the Warrenton Farmers Market today with free books, games, & a scavenger hunt with prizes for kids 🙂 Fern Hill Apiary has provided honey sticks for National Honey Month for the first 100 kids to complete the scavenger hunt 🍯🐝
It’s a Fern Hill Apiary Week, the perfect kick off for #nationalhoneymonth
Fern Hill Apiary
A great make ahead meal to help make weeknights easy! Peaches: St. Anthony Farm, Gonzales Farm, Sergio Produce Salsa: Carol’s Pantry, Salsa Las Glorias. L.C., Llamazing Blessed Homestead Spices: Sharkawi Farm, Taste of Old Country Honey: Fern Hill Apiary, Erin's Elderberries, St. Anthony Farm, Starstead Farm Toppings: Living Springs Microgreens LLC (ask Farmer Tim for recommendations)
Look what Fern Hill Apiary put together for you so that you can get a behind the scenes look at their operation! Don’t forget to show this to your mini market shoppers who were so interested in the observation hive at Market this past Saturday 🐝
Big thanks to Fern Hill Apiary for bringing this amazing educational piece to market today! They not only have an excellent product, but they have huge hearts for the community. Kiddos had fun trying to find the queen!
YAY!!!! It’s a Fern Hill Apiary week & they’re FULLY STOCKED ❤️
A note from Fern Hill Apiary- it’s National Pollinator Week 🙂
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