How great is this video?  The footage was taken by Gromaine’s own and beekeeper extraordinaire,  Justin Bouchard.  Gromaine has benefitted all spring and summer from Justin’s hives.  His bees have been busy pollinating all sorts of plants vital to our farm.  Here are just a few, perhaps surprising, facts about honey bees…

To learn more about honey bees in Maine check out the Maine Beekeepers Association

[1] Kevin J. Hackett, ARS National Program Leader: Biological Control. Beltsville, Maryland;

[2] Public Library of Science ONE, Cornell University, Insect Pollinators Contribute 29 Billion to US Farm Income. May 22, 2012;

[3] New Agriculturalist Online: Reporting Agriculture for the 21st Century, The Benefit of Bees;