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Ivy Brook Apiary
Contact: Gail McCormick, Jack & Candy Wallace
City: Irondale, AL,
Email Address: ivybrookapiary@outlook.com
About Us
We are local beekeeping partners on the East Side of Birmingham. We keep 30-40 hives and strive to maintain healthy and natural methods. Honeybees travel within a three mile radius to forage for nectar and pollen. This means our honey contains a bountiful mix of local pollens and nectars gathered from the woods and meadows of Ruffner Mountain, Irondale, Crestline, Mountain Brook, Liberty Park and the beautiful Cahaba River basin. This ecosystem mirrors our Birmingham/Red mountain region. Therefore, the allergy benefits of Ivy Brook honey pertains to our entire metro-suburban Birmingham area. Our honey won top honors and Best in Show at the 2014 Alabama State Fair for its clarity, presentation and flavor.
Practices
Ivy Brook Apiary is run by three good friends with a passion for bees and organic living. We strive to keep our bee yards natural and chemical-free. We plant bee-friendly plants and enjoy watching where the bees will forage (this pattern differs every year!). While we harvest a good amount of honey each spring, we always leave plenty behind to sustain the bees during winter hibernation. We participate in the local beekeepers club as well as state meetings to stay up-to-date on honeybee health and beekeeping best practices. Most of all, beekeeping is a delightful and always engaging hobby. We never cease to marvel over, and respect, these extraordinary community pollinators.

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