Cedar Beehives, Russian Bees, Honey, and Maple Syrup

Northern White Cedar Beehive Rear View with slide out Varroa Screen

Northern White Cedar Beehive Rear View with slide out Varroa Screen

Developing and implementing solutions to declining honey bee populations; building better environments to establish healthy bees. 

Located on a 15,000 acre island in the state of Wisconsin, Washington Island is home to Sweet Mountain Farm, LLC. The farm’s central activity is producing unadulterated honey from highly sought after Russian honey bees that are bred in its secluded open air apiary. Russian bees are cold hardy, hygienic, and genetically mite resistant. The island location  protects the bees from potentially toxic soil and water.

The farms mission is to freely share “how to” information so that others can learn about bees, beekeeping and how honey and maple syrup is produced.

It is an educational resource to help encourage, motivate and establish new beekeepers as well as provide them with superior equipment with which to raise their own honey bees.  

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We need new beekeepers to insure the variety of foods that are produced by farmers across the United States both now and into the future. Visit Sweet Mountain Farm to learn more about our honey and maple syrup products




“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practise resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms.” ― Henry David Thoreau, Walden: Or, Life in the Woods 
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