Meet Meg Depew, Beekeeper and Owner of Sequim Bee Farm.
Meg is a Journeyman level beekeeper and has been active with beekeeping for nearly 18 years. With her husband, Buddy, they own and operate the Sequim Bee Farm. Sequim Bee Farm is a small, award-winning apiary located on the North Olympic Peninsula. The property sits in the foothills of the Olympic Mountains, surrounded by hundreds of acres of undisturbed mountain terrain.
“Our bee yards back onto pristine wilderness where “our girls” (the bees!) feast on thistle, snowberry, salmonberry, salal, and wildflowers,” Meg says. “We strive to do well by our bees and in return they reward us with gifts from their hives.”
“Our mission is to provide exceptional honey, raw and natural, to nourish our community, to lighten lives with exquisite beeswax candles,” Meg explains. “We want to educate everyone we meet about the amazing honeybee, and foremost, we want to protect and care for these necessary pollinators as this ultimately provides protection and care to us all.”
Meg is also a psychiatric nurse practitioner at Peninsula Behavioral Health. “Beekeeping is my self-care, and I encourage everyone to have a healthy hobby,” she declares.
Look for the Sequim Bee Farm booth at the Sequim and Port Angeles Farmers Markets. Shop their line at https://www.sequimbeefarm.com/ with curbside pickup and in-store pickup available.
Sequim Bee Farm honey is available in several varietals including nationally award-winning Wildflower, Blackberry and Snowberry Rose (Good Food Awards, 2016 – 2022). At times, other varieties and specialty flavors are offered. Products include honey, creamed honey, lip balm, candles, honeycomb, furniture polish, honey dippers, and honey sticks.
“We are stewards of the bees, but in so many ways, the bees are stewards of us,” Meg summarizes. “We learn from them to keep our houses clean, take care of others in our hive, work hard, work together, and leave the world better than we found it. Lessons from the hive are lessons in life, and we look forward to passing these lessons on to others.”
Want to know what’s the buzz? Follow Sequim Bee Farm on Instagram @sequimbeefarm and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/sequimbeefarm.
(Bee hive photo courtesy of Sequim Farmers and Artisans Market.)