Who We Are Now
Osage Farms is a small apiary with under 100 hives. We sell our honey locally along with a number of other products inspired by our bees. Osage Farms now also makes candles, lip balms, and body lotion. We also sell package bees an Nucs in the Spring to new and experienced beekeepers. We will be opening a retail store in 2018 in which we will sell beekeeping supplies and all of our Osage Farms products as well as products from several local artists.
How we started...
Osage Farms, also known as Osage Apiary, is a family run business by Scott & Jen Creager. We are located in Avoca, MI, which is about 12 miles west of Port Huron. Scott started out beekeeping as a hobby after reading about the Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). In 2006, over 35% of the honey bees in the USA vanished and in some European countries the losses were near 50%. Experts worldwide were very concerned about the future of agriculture.
We felt that bees are so important to the environment, pollinating 30% of our fruits & vegetables, that we should try to help save the bees. We started out with no intentions of this becoming a business. However, when family members became unemployed during the recession and had way more honey then we could use, we decided to turn our hobby into a business.
Osage Farms name was inspired by another family hobby, building long bows from the wood of Osage Orange trees. Osage staves are preferred by many bowyers due to it's strength and beauty.
If you are a retailer and are interested in selling our products please contact us. We can send you the Wholesaler Information Packet with additional information and prices.