The Hazel Grove Farm Apiary is as local as we can make it. We build our own hives from locally cut second growth Pine. Much of the machinery in our wood shop has been purchased used and rehabilitated to suit our purpose, and very little goes to waste. Even the shavings and sawdust is tossed into the chicken coop to compost along with the chicken manure to make a rich garden mulch for our berry bushes. Our aim this year is to begin raising our own queens to replace Winter losses, so other than keeping our genetics diverse, we shouldn't need to purchase bees from afar. Our goal is local, sustainable, quality hive products we can be proud to put our name on.