Hi. We are Kristopher and Evona Gaughan and we live in Medina, Ohio. We have two acres which provides plenty of room for our apiary. Our business was started in the summer of 2010 when we realized just how much of a benefit our bees were for our garden. We grow heirloom vegetables and all of our crops are grown without the use of pesticides or harsh chemicals. We believe there are too many of these chemicals in the food chain already and there really is no substitute for fresh vegetables grown the way mother nature intended. We raise honeybees and don't want them exposed to chemicals either. They are a vital part of the ecosystem, and when they're in trouble that means humans are in trouble also.
I was reading a gardening book at work one day when a coworker suggested I get a beehive to pollinate my garden. It sounded like a good idea so I started reading up bees and ended up with three colonies our first year. We turned it into a cottage industry and started selling not just honey, but many beneficial products from the hive and also some naturopathic/holistic remedies not made by the bees.
We get a lot of questions from people who are interested in setting up their own hive. We sell a beginner beekeeper's kit which includes woodenware and tools. We also carry other common beekeeping equipment and are constantly adding items to our inventory. Use the Contact Information page and I'll be glad to answer any questions you have. Check our schedule for beekeeping 101 seminars at various libraries and garden centers to learn more about beekeeping. I would also recommend attending beekeeper's meetings to learn more about the subject to decide if it's something you would really like to commit to. You can contact Medina Beekeeper's Association at: http://www.medinabeekeepers.com/index.php?title=Main_Page. This is a really good organization that holds their meetings at the A.I. Root Company. I am currently the Vice President of Tri County Beekeeper's Association http://www.tricountybeekeepers.org/.
We sell a variety of products including honey, propolis, pollen, royal jelly, herbal tinctures, colloidal silver, beeswax candles, lip balm, greeting cards, and heirloom seeds. We attend the Frostville Farm Market in North Olmsted throughout the summer and I also bring beekeeping supplies there, in addition to selling out of our house in Medina. If there is anything you would like to see, any questions you might have, or wish to purchase any products, please use the Contact Information page. We will respond as quickly as we can.
If you would like to receive updates on new products and upcoming events, please use the Contact Us page and send Evona your name and email address. We respect your privacy and will not sell or give away your information, and we promise not to bombard you with spam. You can also follow us on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/GaughanBeeDancinLLC/
We sell package bees in the spring. All packages are three pounds with a queen, usually Italians. Check back for specific dates in 2017.
Check out our Beekeeping page for information on Queens and Nucs.
Need a speaker for your group or organization?
Kris gives talks on bees and beekeeping, Evona is very knowledgeable about health and nutrition. We have spoken to garden clubs, Christian women's groups, public libraries, activist groups, and at garden centers. If you would like us to speak to your group, please call Evona at 440-342-2610 for rates and availability.
Upcoming Events in 2016
32nd Annual Pioneers in the Park Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9 Buckeye Woods Park 12 to 6 p.m. For more info please visit: http://www.medinacountyparks.com/images/pip%2016.pdf
We will have a booth set up at the Great Northern Mall Wednesday, October 5th from 6-9pm. Our market section is between Sears and the theater. Visit www.shoppinggreatnorthernmall.com for more details.
We also set up shop at the Frostville Farm Market
24101 Cedar Point Rd. N. Olmsted, OH. 44070 Saturdays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm The summer farm market runs every Saturday through the end of October.