Summer Smiles Honey Farm
Our honey and beeswax goods are made in small batches to ensure superior quality. The goods include;
Wonder Balm, Cold processed honey, beeswax, organic coconut oil, and olive oil based soaps, beeswax lip balm, beeswax furniture polish, beeswax candles, raw honey, and propolis.
With a variety of pure and natural offerings to choose from, we are sure you'll be happy shopping at SSH Farm. Please scroll down to read more about our environmentally-friendly produced products.
If you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us with any questions that you may have.
is never heated, filtered, or strained.
Truly raw, the way nature intended.
Raw honey is certainly a seasonal item, unless a beekeeper has hundreds of hives! Please schedule a visit to come to the farm! You will learn more about your most trusted local, raw honey source.
Raw honey WILL help reduce and eliminate seasonal allergies!
If conditions are perfect, a beekeeper can harvest honey in the SPRING and then again in the FALL. Our Spring Raw Honey Harvest is light and delicate, with a combination of apple, pear, sarvis, and locust nectar.
Summer Smiles 2017 RAW HONEY CSA INFORMATION
Applications for 2017
CSA, or Community Supported Agriculture, directly connects the farmer with the people who eat the food that the farmer produces. It provides the missing link that exists between the grocery store and the consumer. You cut out many miles that your produce endures along with fewer handlers of your food. Using the same CSA structure that local farms utilize.
We will be offering a limited number of Honey Shares to folks that are able to pick them up or make arrangements for their share to be shipped, during the 2017 honey harvest season.
Because honeybees can forage up to 2 or 3 miles in search of nectar, it's possible the bees will be visiting local share holders gardens and neighborhoods. We will be providing 25 shares at $100 each.
Depending on the harvest, you could expect a worst case of zero honey to a maximum amount of honey.
If you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us.
Pennsylvania Select Raw Honey
We arranged a with a few other local beekeepers, an opportunity to purchase their honey
to sell as "Laurel Highlands Raw Honey," a collection of raw honey from within the local area.
It is imperative the beekeepers use natural beekeeping practices and are required to keep their
honey raw (no filtering, heating, or straining)!
So the honey will have pieces of wax and pollen, as does ours, and it will granulate over time,
as that's what honey naturally will do.
Here is a Biography from one of our beekeepers:
Denon Carpenter (Carpenter Apiaries) has been beekeeping since 2008. He usually maintains a small apiary between 6-10 colonies and practices natural and sustainable beekeeping methods such as a strict no chemical policy in managing and maintaining bee health, foundation-less beekeeping in which the honey bees produce their own small cell comb within the frames rather than using commercial prepared foundation, and endeavors to use survivor stock genetics of local bees/swarms to produce healthy colonies acclimated to the conditions found regionally within the Laurel Highlands. All of the honey that he produces is processed under no heat and considered "raw" to retain as much of the "natural" nutritional value (enzymes, vitamins, and minerals) that may be destroyed under heated processing. Although his operation is not certified organic he strives to follow organic guidelines to the best of his ability.
Individuals in Southern Cambria County or Northern Somerset County with swarms or landowners interested in permitting the development of an apiary on their property can contact him at anytime 814-525-8397.
Our other beekeepers:
Summer Smiles Honey Farm Artisan Honey and Beeswax Products
Made with 100% pure and natural ingredients...the cure all, heal anything, anywhere salve.
Can be used to soften hands, elbows, and feet; as well as for raw, chapped, split, and cracked hands and fingers, and, more serious cases to heal cuts, abrasions, bruises, and burns. The salve will not just coat your skin, like petroleum based products, but will be absorbed by your body. The Beeswax will give you a protective barrier that will promote healing and the extra virgin olive oil will moisturize. Remember, it is 100% pure, natural, and WONDERFUL!
Our handcrafted, cold processed, artisan soaps are made in small batches. They are made with pure ingredients, which are primarily organic. The vegetable based formula contains organic coconut oil, organic palm oil, pomace olive oil, my raw honey, virgin beeswax, lye, and spring water. Only pure essential oils, organic botanicals, and homegrown herbs make up our different varieties.
Use on your lips to heal chapping, keep lips moist, and provide your lips with a protective barrier to the elements...thanks to the beeswax and honey. Other ingredients are almond oil, castor oil and coca butter.
These long lasting, clean burning, smokeless candles are made with a renewable resource...beeswax!
My Hand Rolled Candles are not only beautiful, but smart. Did you know burning commercially produced petroleum based (crude oil) and other synthetic candles emits harmful fumes? These candles are locally produced and offer a healthier green alternative to those who love candles!
This wood polish and preservative will meet all of you needs.
Like all of our homegrown goods, this polish is made with top quality ingredients in small batches to guarantee the best results!
Beeswax has many uses; quiet squeeky wooden drawers, polish granite counter tops, make Pysankya eggs, gun stock varnish.
A major by-product of extracting honey is beeswax. The "cappings" and comb wax from the frames are washed with water, carefully melted down (in a double boiler, as beeswax is highly flammable), and then strained through cheesecloth. It is then ready to use make candles and other products.
Propolis has extreme medicinal properties! Healing from the Hive.
Propolis is a resin the honey bees collect from flower buds and trees. It has antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral, and antibiotic properties. Use it to make teas and tinctures.
Please visit any of these specialty shops to purchase your favorite Summer Smiles Honey Farm products. By doing so, you are supporting your locally owned, small businesses!
Somerset Drug ~ Somerset, PA
Rockwood Mill Shoppes ~ Rockwood, PA
Riek's Country Store ~ Brownstown in Johnstwown, PA
Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center ~ Cambria City in Johnstown, PA
Cambria City Flowers ~ Cambria City in Johnstown, PA
Nature's Way Market ~ Greensburg, PA
Rustic Antiques 724-872-5122 and Split Endz 724-872-7173~ Ruffs Dale, PA
Thomas Mills Feed Mill on Route 985,
Fine Wines in Windber, PA