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What's In A Name ?

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In addition to growing daylilies, hostas, herbs and other perennials, we are beekeepers and hope to always keep bees..... bees collect nectar..... honey is golden in color..... and in the early years of our farm, bees would have been kept in straw "skeps"...

What is skep you ask..........

The word skep is derived from a scandinavian word, skeppa, which means bushel basket (made from rye straw)..... and that is what was used to keep and transport bees from the old world to the new..... native american indians used to call them "the white man's fly"............

Our family name, Wickstrom, is Swedish and we thought it appropriate to name the farm Golden Skep.

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CARL (RIGHT) WITH STATE BEE INSPECTOR (LEFT)

The tall hive on the right has seven honey supers on it that were harvested in late summer.  The two deep supers below the honey supers are where the honeybees store their own honey and pollen and raise their young.
 
Our own honey is available at the farm
in our garden shed during our open season
along with beeswax candles
and ornaments.

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Circa 1700 Bee Skep

 
 
GOLDEN SKEP FLOWER FARM
264 Linden Street
Berlin, Massachusetts 01503
978-838-2471
info@goldenskepfarm.com
 
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