From the apiary to the extraction plant

then into beautiful bee products

At the Apiary

At present we have apiary site within close reach of our Brisbane extraction plant.  Our sites have been chosen for their floral resources to give the bees a variety of flowering plants.  We farm our bees from the beautiful D'Aguilar mountain ranges to the Morton Bay coastline.

Apiary

Apiary

A beautiful day at the Apiary.

The Smoker

The Smoker

Bees release pheromones which trigger an almost immediate response in other bees. The smoke mask's the 'danger' pheromones so they are easier to work.

Brood inspection

Brood inspection

Inspecting the brood for pest and disease is an important part of beekeeping.

Queen Bee

Queen Bee

The Queen is looking for an empty cell to lay an egg in.

Hive Lifter

Hive Lifter

A super full of honey can weigh up to 30kg. With the Hive Lifter we can manage our hives more efficiently while at the Apiary.

Capped Honey

Capped Honey

Ripened honey ready for extraction.

Our Extraction shed.

Our Extraction shed.

In the extraction shed.

Extracting Raw Honey

Extracting Raw Honey

Drops of golden goodness.

In the extraction shed.

In the extraction shed.

Wax uncappings heading to the wax spinner.

Herb-infusions

There is a lot of love that goes into our herbal-infusions.  Firstly we grow as many herbs as possible so we benefit from freshness and pesticide free herbs.  Once picked they are dried then infused in oils for four to six weeks. After straining through muslin cloth the butters and our beautiful chemical free beeswax is added to create the wonderful nurturing balm just for you. 

Growing Calendula

Growing Calendula

We grow as many herbs as we can.

Healing Herbs.

Healing Herbs.

Home grown, chemical free healing herbs ready for drying.

Drying rack.

Drying rack.

Drying our home grown herbs.

Dried Calendula

Dried Calendula

Dried Calendula ready for infusing.

Fresh is best.

Fresh is best.

Check the difference, fresh is best.

Infusing herbs.

Infusing herbs.

Infusing healing herbs for our Artisan balms.

Healing herbs.

Healing herbs.

Herbal-infusions in action.

Infused oils ready for our balms.

Crafting

Crafting

Herb infused oils, butters and beeswax ready to pour.

Bee products

We use beeswax, natural butters and oils that are infused with herbs that have medicinal qualities, when crafting our beautiful artisan bee products range.  Tap on a photo or the cosmetic jars above to head to our shop.

Lotion Bar

Lotion Bar

No more one use plastic containers for your moisturisers.

100% natural

100% natural

Healing herb-infused bee products.

Beeswax for sale.

Beeswax for sale.

Beeswax is used to make candles, cosmetics etc but in most cases recycled back into the hives.

Herb-infused Beeswax Heel Balm

Herb-infused Beeswax Heel Balm

Bee nurtured by nature with Fergo's Farm herb-infused Heel Balm.

Candles

Candles

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IMG_6978

Beeswax Leather Dressing and Conditi

Beeswax Leather Dressing and Conditi

Natural lip balm

Natural lip balm

Herb-infused lib balms and more.

lotion

lotion

Say good bye to one use plastic moisturiser tubes. Save the tin as we sell refills.

Healing Herbs.

Home grown, chemical free healing herbs ready for drying.

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