I sell honey from my home at 1332 Four Mile Post Rd. in Huntsville, or you can buy my honey at any of the following locations:
Far East Market (WebPage)
8108 Memorial Parkway Southwest (map)
Huntsville, AL 35802
Phone: 256 883 1577
Far East Market (WebPage)
7193 Suite B, Hwy 72 West (map)
Phone: 256 325 8868
Little Green Store (WebPage)
820 Monte Sano Blvd SE (map)
Huntsville, AL 35801
Phone: 256 539 9699
From my home; send me an email message and I will email price and delivery. Then you email your order to me (how many and what size jars you would like). Once I confirm your order, I will leave your order on my front porch. You can pick it up at your convenience and leave payment (cash or check) in a glass jar that I provide. MapQuest displays my location wrong. From a MapQuest map proceed east on Four Mile Post Rd about 600 feet and turn west onto my white gravel driveway. I have a black Rubbermaid mailbox. My driveway is 500 feet long and there are two houses at the end. I am the 2 story behind the trees at the end of the driveway. I am not in a subdivision but on a small farm, across the street from the Carmike (was the Rave) Theatre. [If you go too far east, there is a second white gravel driveway, with only one house at the end - that's my sister, she will direct you to my house!]
I no longer sell honey at either end of the Farmer's Market on Cook Ave.
BACKGROUND ON MY BEEKEEPING OPERATION
My father started keeping bees when he was 10 years old on the farm that I now live on. 3 years before he died at age 87 he told me he would have to either turn the beekeeping operation over to me or sell it. I had been involved in beekeeping as his helper all of my life but was more interested in enjoying him enjoy beekeeping than actually enjoying it myself. He ran the operation, I was the brawn and he was the brains.
I took over the operation just to keep it in the family. My father's first name was "Almer" so I named the business "Almer's Apiary". I was not really that interested in beekeeping. It turns out that beekeeping is infectious. You can't just keep them. I am not sure how the earth's magnetic field plays in their acute ability to navigate but I do know that they exhibit some magnetic properties that seems to draw me to want to know more about them. It seem the more I learn about honey bees, the more I want to learn.
In the fall of my father's last year of beekeeping, he had 60 colonies. The following spring when I took them over, I had 17. That was our first exposure to mites and it was pretty devastating.
I grew the operation to just under 150 colonies in 6 years. I noticed one day that I was not able to pursue other hobbies because I had commitments to the bee business so I started cutting back. I now have around 80 colonies in 4 locations around the city. I am trying to get back to the point that I can pursue other hobbies although I still have a big chunk of time devoted to the bee business.
I joined the Alabama Beekeepers Association in 1996 and was elected to the Board of Directors that same year. I served two years as a Director and was then elected Secretary Treasurer where I served until I was elected President in 1999 for a one year term.
While serving on the Board, I was ask by the then president (Frank Little) if I would try and get the Madison County Alabama Beekeepers Association rejuvenated.
The Madison County Beekeepers Association is a very old organization however back in the mid nineteen seventies they stopped having meetings due to lack of attendance.
At Frank's request, I was able to get the group back active and I served as President since reactivation until July of 2006. The Madison County Beekeepers Association is among the largest regional association in the state with an average attendance at out bi-monthly meetings of 60 or more beekeepers. Since there are only 25 (to my knowledge) active regional beekeeping organizations in Alabama we have members from all surrounding counties and south central Tennessee.
The Madison County Beekeepers Association maintains a Webpage (www.alabees.com) which is a significant contributor to the success or our organization. In addition to keeping our members up-to-date on Association activities, it vectors a lot of new members to our meetings.
Some "alabees" files are maintained on this Webpage.
Last updated 5/5/2013 brf