The Taos Honey Company – FAQ
Can you provide Beekeeping Services?
Yes! We can remove and relocate honeybee colonies and capture swarms.
Bee colony removal from structures is a specialized skill that we have developed through experience. Colony removal is often a rugged and messy job, with ladders, plumes of cottonwood smoke and carpenters tools aplenty. We are available to visit your property to give free estimate and present you with options for dealing with unfortunately located honeybee colonies. Colony removal is $30 an hour
Spring swarm captures are our favorite days of beekeeping. We capture and relocate mobile bee swarms from trees, portals, plum bushes, water meters, compost structures, and even the occasional outhouse. There is no charge for swarm captures; after honey harvest, we reward our swarm-spiers with a bottle of honey.
Where is Taos Honey sold?
Taos Area: Midtown Market, Sol Food, Box Canyon (in the Ski Valley), Taos Market, Cid’s, Taos Food Coop, Taos Herb
Los Alamos Area: Los Alamos Cooperative
Santa Fe Area: Kaunes, Modern General
What is the difference between the two Honeys- Raw Amber and Raw Whipped?
Texture is truly the only difference between our two types of honey. Theres nothing added, nothing taken away and the honeys are from the same hives. Our Raw Amber honey is bottled at beehive temperatures, in the 90s, to preserve natural enzymes and floral qualities. Our Raw Whipped honey is gently spun over a period of five days, in a cooled room; this creates a finely shaped and smooth textured honey that is never heated.
While some commercial scale whipped honey is pasteurized at high temperatures, our Whipped process utilizes patience and gravity. We keep our honey temperatures below 85 degrees Fahrenheit at all stages in our process, from the hive to the jar.
Do you do private label honey and/or special orders for weddings, births and special occasions?
Yes. Please send us an email through this website, we would be happy to create the perfect raw honey product for your event or special occasion.
Would Taos Honey Company want to put some bees on our ranch, fruit orchard or organic farm?
Yes! We are interested in new locations with water and forage to host our apiaries of 7-15 hives. If you have an irrigated or abundant piece of land that would be suitable for bees, we would like to chat with you. Please send us an email so that we can connect.