The Sweetest All Natural Wildflower Honey To Be Found! “The keeping of bees is like the direction of sunbeams.”― Henry David Thoreau


Santa Rosa plantation dates to the 17th century, though the plantation house in its current form dates to only 1840.   Santa Rosa has been home to bees and excellent honey since before the American Revolution.  For example, the will of Captain James Gee (1694-1760) filed at Prince George County Courthouse on February 16, 1760 lists among the Captain’s possessions “7 bees and hives.”  During the Civil War Santa Rosa plantation was very close to the siege line surrounding Petersburg but the house itself was not burnt down because the Federals used the house as a headquarters and a field hospital…the heart pine floorboards on the 3d floor are covered with many large blood stains from the wounded soldiers.  In 1864 the Union headquarters and hospital at Santa Rosa were overrun by Confederate cavalry on their way to rustle 5,000 Federal cattle that were corralled at Coggins point, cattle that were meant to feed the Union Army but instead were driven back to Petersburg by the rebels and ended up feeding the Confederate Army, prolonging the siege of Petersburg until 1865.



“If the bee disappeared off the face of the earth, man would only have four years left to live.”-Maurice MaeterlinckThe Life of the Bee
The Fall Harvest is done!  


Santa Rosa Plantaion BeeFarm: Home to the OLDEST Living Pecan Tree in Virginai


The Ancient Pecan of Santa Rosa

Towering above Santa Rosa and visible for miles around, being twice the height of the surrounding trees and other vegetation, is the mighty Ancient Pecan.  Pecan trees are native to Prince George County and were cultivated by the Indians long before the English settlers arrived, but are still rather rare, since the abundant squirrels love to eat not only the Pecan nuts, but also devour the Pecan seedlings greedily. The trunk of the Ancient Pecan of Santa Rosa measures 24 feet in circumference.   The Ancient Pecan of Santa Rosa is at least 350 years old, arguably the oldest living Pecan tree in Virginia.  The long vertical scar on the east facing side of the tree, a scar possibly caused by a past lightning strike, has been the home of a colony of wild honey bees…could Pooh get his paw in there to scoop out the honey? 

“Well," said Pooh, "what I like best," and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn't know what it was called.” ― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh


“If the bee disappeared off the face of the earth, man would only have four years left to live.”-Maurice MaeterlinckThe Life of the Bee

Santa Rosa Plantation Wildflower Honey Farm

Friday, October 21, 2016

🐝🐝🐝Bee Education: Bee Keeper Christopher White Speaks at J.E.J. Moore Middle School🐝🐝🐝




Santa Rosa Honey Farm
Disputanta,Virginia

Santa Rosa Honey Bee Keeper Christopher White

Speaks at J.E.J. Moore Middle School

Santa Rosa Honey Bee Keeper Christopher White
Speaks at J.E.J. Moore Middle School

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Santa Rosa Honey Bee Keeper Christopher White



Santa Rosa Honey Bee Keeper Christopher White


Santa Rosa Honey Bee Keeper Christopher White
Speaks at J.E.J. Moore Middle School 
7th Graders at J.E.J. Moore Middle School Learn About Bees from
  Santa Rosa Honey Farms's Bee Keeper Christopher White
7th Graders at J.E.J. Moore Middle School Learn About Bees from
  Santa Rosa Honey Farms's Bee Keeper Christopher White



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Our BEES at Santa Rosa Honey Farm are doing well thanks to our BEEKEEPER extraordinaire Christopher White.  If you need HONEY, we can fill your HONEY POT!

LET US KNOW IF YOUR HONEY POT IS EMPTY OURS IS OVERFLOWING! IF YOU NEED HONEY LET US KNOW! FALL HONEY KEEPS POURING IN!

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

🐝🐝🐝Market in Waverly, Virginia🐝🐝🐝







Our BEES at Santa Rosa Honey Farm are doing well thanks to our BEEKEEPER extraordinaire Christopher White.  If you need HONEY, we can fill your HONEY POT!

🐝🐝🐝LET US KNOW IF YOUR HONEY POT IS EMPTY OURS IS OVERFLOWING! IF YOU NEED HONEY LET US KNOW! FALL HONEY KEEPS POURING IN!🐝🐝🐝

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Education: Bee Keeper, Christopher White, Speaks at J.E.J. Moore Middle School in Disputanta, Virginia

Education: Bee Keeper, Christopher White, Speaks at J.E.J. Moore Middle School in Disputanta, Virginia
October 21, 2016

Our BEES at Santa Rosa Honey Farm are doing well thanks to our BEEKEEPER extraordinaire Christopher White.  If you need HONEY, we can fill your HONEY POT!

LET US KNOW IF YOUR HONEY POT IS EMPTY OURS IS OVERFLOWING! IF YOU NEED HONEY LET US KNOW! FALL HONEY KEEPS POURING IN!

Try some of Santa Rosa Honey Farm's super delicious HONEY contact us and WE WILL meet your HONEY NEEDS!

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DON'T DELAY: ORDER YOUR SANTA ROSA WILDFLOWER HONEY TODAY!

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Bees were just added to the U.S. endangered-species list for the first time

Speaking of Science
Bees were just added to the U.S. endangered-species list for the first time
Washington Post published another GREAT article discussing the plight of the BEES! READ ON...
The bees are dying. 
For the first time in the United States, bees have been placed on the endangered-species list. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Friday determined that seven species of yellow-faced bees, all native to Hawaii, should be protected under the Endangered Species Act. 
All seven species belong to the Hylaeus genus of bees. Together, the wasp-looking bees are more commonly known as "yellow-faced" or "masked" for their yellow-to-white facial markings. 
These species are responsible for pollinating some of Hawaii's indigenous plant species, many of which are threatened themselves. 
Karl Magnacca, a Hawaii-based entomologist, told the Associated Press that efforts to have the bees federally protected took nearly a decade. 
"It's good to see it finally come to fruition," he told the AP, adding that yell0w-faced bees tend to favor the more dominant trees and shrubs in Hawaii, which helps "maintain the structure of the whole forest."
To read the full article check out THE WASHINGTON POST: HERE 

Our BEES at Santa Rosa Honey Farm are doing well thanks to our BEEKEEPER extraordinaire Christopher White.  If you need HONEY, we can fill your HONEY POT!

LET US KNOW IF YOUR HONEY POT IS EMPTY OURS IS OVERFLOWING! IF YOU NEED HONEY LET US KNOW! FALL HONEY KEEPS POURING IN!

Try some of Santa Rosa Honey Farm's super delicious HONEY contact us and WE WILL meet your HONEY NEEDS!

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More bad news for honeybees: Beekeepers lost nearly half their colonies in the past year

Energy and Environment
More bad news for honeybees: Beekeepers lost nearly half their colonies in the past year
Washington Post published a GREAT article discussing the plight of the BEES! READ ON...
A survey released this week by the Bee Informed Partnership, a collaborative organization of honeybee researchers around the country, revealed that beekeepers in the United States lost 44 percent of their colonies in the past year — the second highest annual loss reported in the past 10 years. Colony “losses” refer to colonies whose bees died from any number of possible reasons, such as disease. They do not necessarily refer to hives stricken by colony collapse disorder, which is a well-publicized but very specific phenomenon that occurs when a colony’s worker bees suddenly and mysteriously abandon the nest.
To read the full article check out THE WASHINGTON POST: HERE 

Our BEES at Santa Rosa Honey Farm are doing well thanks to our BEEKEEPER extraordinaire Christopher White.  If you need HONEY, we can fill your HONEY POT!

LET US KNOW IF YOUR HONEY POT IS EMPTY OURS IS OVERFLOWING! IF YOU NEED HONEY LET US KNOW! FALL HONEY KEEPS POURING IN!

Try some of Santa Rosa Honey Farm's super delicious HONEY contact us and WE WILL meet your HONEY NEEDS!

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Note: We deliver free of charge locally!  We will also deliver on Saturdays to Richmond Free of charge.  Shipping by mail will be invoiced separately via PayPal based on quantity purchased. The ACTUAL cost of shipping ONLY will be invoiced!

DON'T DELAY: ORDER YOUR SANTA ROSA WILDFLOWER HONEY TODAY!