hives n orchard

We have three beehives at Frog Meadow that help us pollinate the gardens and apple orchard

Frog Meadow is located on the site of the Wheeler Farm, a 1700’s dairy farm and apple orchard that borders historic Newfane Village’s original mountaintop site atop Newfane Hill.

Our extensive perennial and annual gardens, varietal apple orchard, fruit and vegetable gardens are pollinated by our two active beehives, butterflies, hummingbirds and bats who also call Frog Meadow their home.

During spring, summer and fall, our 105,000 honeybees collect nectar and pollen from flowers in our gardens, our apple orchard, berry patches and in the surrounding meadows and woods. They travel up to 3 miles to forage and gather nectar and pollen! In the fall, we extract and bottle the honey without heating it, which results in the finest quality, and to seal in the sweetest flavor! We sell the honey at The Frog Meadow Store.

honeybee on flower

Our 105,000 honeybees travel up to 3 miles to forage and gather nectar and pollen!

Frog Meadow Raw Honey is an absolute treasure chest of nature’s gifts: Unfiltered and uncooked to give you a rich, fulfilling taste with all the nutritious benefits!

  • Did you know that raw honey promotes the growth of “good” bacteria in your intestinal tract?
  • Raw honey is a great way to soothe your skin, utilizing natural antioxidants to help assist in blocking free radicals.
  • It also helps with occasional sleeplessness and promotes a healthy heart by reducing homocysteine levels.
capped frame

This is a frame of capped honey cells freshly harvested from the hive, ready to be extracted and enjoyed!

  • So, enjoy a cup of your favorite warm beverage with an added teaspoon of raw honey – and feel good about it!

The unique qualities of nature’s perfect ingredients found in our raw honey will add texture, flavor, and an enjoyable taste to your food.  Many people think that just because honey is “natural”, any kind of honey is healthful and fine to use. This is simply not true. Unfortunately, most of the honey eaten today has been heavily processed.  Like most foods that have been chemically refined, many of the healthful benefits have been reduced or eliminated. Commercial honey is often treated with an excessive heating process that can destroy some of the critical natural enzymes, vitamins, and minerals. Processing of honey also filters out many vital phytonutrients found in raw honey, products that exist in nature in the hive. These products of the hive (which are not found in refined or processed honey) include health-promoting factors like:

  • Protein- and enzyme-rich pollen, collected by bees in tiny carrying baskets on their back legs as they buzz from plant to plant.
  • Propolis or “bee glue”, a sticky substance full of enzymes, formed when bees combine their own proteins with plant resins.
honey pour

In the fall, we extract and bottle the honey without heating it, which results in the finest quality, and to seal in the sweetest flavor!

Both pollen and propolis contain super-abundant antioxidant compounds, which contribute to health-supportive properties. Raw, unprocessed honey contains little flecks of these nutrient-rich products, making it far superior to the clear filtered honey most of you are familiar with. Frog Meadow Raw Honey has many health-promoting qualities:

  • It contains natural antioxidants, enzymes, amino acids, vitamins, and minerals, including calcium, iron, zinc, potassium, phosphorous, magnesium, copper, chromium, manganese and selenium.
  • Nutraceuticals are also found in honey.  These important nutrients provide health benefits beyond those involved in normal metabolic activity to assist in neutralizing the free radical activity in your body, and are vitally important for overall function of your immune system.

Frog Meadow Raw Honey is a treasure chest of nature’s gifts: Unfiltered and uncooked to give you a rich, fulfilling taste with all the nutritious benefits!

Frog Meadow Raw Honey is a great alternative to processed and artificial sugars* – and you don’t have to sacrifice a rich, satisfying taste.  It supports good health – and tastes wonderful too!   *Note that raw honey should not be given to children less than 12 months old.


Guest Reviews

“A Spectacular Friendly Oasis for Men in the Hills of Vermont”

Set among old stone walls, beautiful gardens, grassy meadows, a swimming pond , trails through the woods and delightful wood fired hot tub it is easy to let go of all our day to day cares and simply enjoy the magic of all Frog meadow Farm has to offer. Located high up a hill off a well maintained dirt road in the hills of Newfane, Vermont on 63 spectacular acres Frog Meadow is small with only five rooms …but I always have a nice time and have met wonderful guys from all over the world!

When the weather is nice the social hub is the wood fired hot tub and surrounding outdoor stone patio that looks out over the meadows and the hills beyond where guests share stories, laughter and camaraderie. It is not unusual for guests to create an impromptu evening social hour, sharing cheese, crackers or perhaps a beverage contributing to the “hey were all friends here atmosphere”.

Dave’s delicious breakfasts include fresh fruit, juice and depending upon the day we might have French toast with bacon, on other days it might be waffles with a sausage patty but breakfast is always delicious. I enjoy breakfast time socializing with the other guests.

Frog Meadow Farm is a B&B that is way more than just a place to sleep and eat breakfast, it is an experience one treasures which has kept me coming back several times a year since 2009!

Mark, Carver, MA
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