Bees Under Siege!

Prairie Rock Honey Company was established 15 years ago in the beautiful prairie town of  Luverne, Minnesota, U.S.A.. The area provides a small town, historical, life on the prairie situated at the base of the Sioux quartzite Blue Mounds. What began as an interesting hobby now produces and distributes in our onsite retail store, booming Internet business many retailers throughout the United States and Internationally. Prairie Rock Honey Company thrives on quality and perfection and is becoming a worldwide household brand.

Prairie Rock Honey Company

In 2010, Prairie Rock Honey Company started the first phase of remodeling its production facilities, adding additional square feet to the original production area, Second phase started in 2014 also in the production facility and now a third phase will start soon in later 2015 in the production and warehouse facility.

Our bees still forage on our land of wildflowers that is native to the prairie.

Learn more about our new venture, Prairie Rock Preserve. A land project that protects the habitat for for native prairies and wildflowers for the honeybees.


Life Inside the Hive

Nature's Sweetener

We don’t normally get involved in politics. We’re just honey producers, right? But recent events have us very worried. And not just for ourselves – for everyone.

 

In addition to producing honey and beeswax, bees pollinate the plants that produce fruits, vegetables and nuts worldwide. Unfortunately pesticide use, parasites and Colony Collapse Disorder have reduced the number of bees available to carry out this important function.

 

While the population has been dwindling for years, the bee shortage is reaching alarming proportions.  In fact, because bees are vital to 90% of the food supply, some experts predict a global food production crisis. It’s gotten so bad that farmers have started “renting” bees to pollinate their crops, paying beekeepers to put hives right on their farms.

 

Beekeepers like us have had to step up our annual investment, buying new queens and splitting our hives every year. The recent droughts have made it necessary to feed our bees when there’s not enough natural foliage for them to feed on.

 

Although the bee die-off remains a scientific mystery, everyone agrees – it’s an ominous sign of an ecosystem in distress.