Beekeeping &
Honey - Maker



Stormy Acres Bee Farm is a small farmlet and home to Storm and Elaine. We are located in Bowie, Maryland. With just a few acres we raise chickens, ducks, geese, guineas, a couple of sheep, and lots of bees.

Honey Production

Want honey?  Bees produce honey from the sugary secretions of plants (floral nectar) or from secretions of other insects by regurgitation


Interested in beekeeping?  Beehives require management and good stewardship, which take time and knowledge.

Swarm Removal

Who do you call to remove honey bees?  Call a qualified beekeeper and then sit back and admire and appreciate the beauty of watching the bees.

Bee Events

Want to learn more about bees, beekeeping or honey?  We are available to come to your home, office or school to tell you more about bees, beekeeping and our favorite honey.  Give me a call to learn more and schedule an event.


Apitherapy or “bee therapy” (from the Latin apis which means bee) is the medicinal use of products made by honeybees.  Products of the honeybee include bee venom, honey, pollen, propolis, and beeswax.  We can even provide bee hive air therapy (breath in the vapors and smell of a honeybee hive0.  Call for more information


Do you need polariscope?  Beekeepers use a polariscope to see inside a jar of honey.  The polariscope is essential in becoming a honey judge or determining any defects in your honey.  With one of my polariscopes you can look for honey crystals, dust, bubbles, foam, bits of wax or other items.  Call me if you would like to have one custom built for you.



These are some of our pictures – hope you enjoy them


Stormy Acres

A small little farmlet near Bowie, Maryland.

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Useful properties of HONEY
  • regulates metabolic processes
  • increases immunity
  • honey improves blood composition
  • helps to cope with insomnia
  • gives energy to the body, restores strength


In general, the worker bee visits many flowers when she is collecting a load of nectar. She can fill her honey sac with a load of nectar that is nearly equal to her entire body mass.

Making honey is a complex and unique process and is produced in several stages

When the worker bee collects nectar she takes it up through her proboscis, passing it through her esophagus to her honey sac. Despite all claims that honey is “bee spit,” it does not qualify as such; the worker holds the nectar safe in her honey sac until she gets back to the hive.

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Honey – maker

how the honey bee worker does
what she does

The need for additional understanding, particularly by those who keep bees today, has grown along with the complexities involved in managing honey bee colonies. Apis mellifera is a well-studied bee. It is the species used for much of the world’s beekeeping. The honey bee worker does not begin life fully grown as you may see her in our bee yards and gardens.

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