Hi. We are Kristopher and Evona Gaughan and we live in Medina, Ohio. We have two acres which provides plenty of room for our apiary. Our business was started in the summer of 2010 when we realized just how much of a benefit our bees were for our garden. We grow heirloom vegetables and all of our crops are grown without the use of pesticides or harsh chemicals. We believe there are too many of these chemicals in the food chain already and there really is no substitute for fresh vegetables grown the way mother nature intended. We raise honeybees and don't want them exposed to chemicals either. They are a vital part of the ecosystem, and when they're in trouble that means humans are in trouble also.
I was reading a gardening book at work one day when a coworker suggested I get a beehive to pollinate my garden. It sounded like a good idea so I started reading up bees and ended up with three colonies our first year. We turned it into a cottage industry and started selling not just honey, but many beneficial products from the hive and also some naturopathic/holistic remedies not made by the bees.
We get a lot of questions from people who are interested in setting up their own hive. We sell a beginner beekeeper's kit which includes woodenware and tools. We also carry other common beekeeping equipment and are constantly adding items to our inventory. Use the Contact Information page and I'll be glad to answer any questions you have. Check our schedule for beekeeping 101 seminars at various libraries and garden centers to learn more about beekeeping. I would also recommend attending beekeeper's meetings to learn more about the subject to decide if it's something you would really like to commit to. You can contact Medina Beekeeper's Association at: http://www.medinabeekeepers.com/index.php?title=Main_Page. This is a really good organization that holds their meetings at the A.I. Root Company. I am currently the Vice President of Tri County Beekeeper's Association http://www.tricountybeekeepers.org/.
We sell a variety of products including honey, propolis, pollen, royal jelly, herbal tinctures, colloidal silver, beeswax candles, lip balm, creamed honey, and heirloom seeds. We attend the Frostville Farm Market in North Olmsted throughout the summer and I also bring beekeeping supplies there, in addition to selling out of our house in Medina. If there is anything you would like to see, any questions you might have, or wish to purchase any products, please use the Contact Information page. We will respond as quickly as we can.
If you would like to receive updates on new products and upcoming events, please use the Contact Us page and send Evona your name and email address. We respect your privacy and will not sell or give away your information, and we promise not to bombard you with spam. You can also follow us on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/GaughanBeeDancinLLC/
We are currently taking orders for bees. Pickup dates are 4/23/17 and 5/7/17.
Italians, three pound package with mated queen.....................................................$125 Italian Queen......................................................................................................................$35
If you want a nuc, please call to be put on our waiting list. When we have a date, usually in late spring, we will call people in order with a price and a date we expect to have some available.
We currently have nucs for $170. Please see the beekeeping page for more details.
Need a speaker for your group or organization?
Kris gives talks on bees and beekeeping, Evona is very knowledgeable about health and nutrition. We have spoken to garden clubs, Christian women's groups, public libraries, activist groups, and at garden centers. If you would like us to speak to your group, please call Evona at 440-342-2610 for rates and availability.
Third graders loved learning about bees
Our first graduates from our Beginning Beekeeping: Essentials for the First Year class at Highland High School in Medina
Upcoming Events in 2017
Gaughan Bee Dancin’ Speaking Engagements for 2017 Evona Gaughan 440-801-1476 firstname.lastname@example.org gaughanbeedancin.com facebook.com/GaughanBeeDancinLlc BEE a HONEY and register for the programs.
www.heartlandorrvilleBeekeeping 101 Have you considered becoming a beekeeper but you just do not know where and how to get started? Maybe you think honeybees are special (and they are) and you want to learn more about the inner workings of the colony so you can do your part in helping the honeybees and other native pollinators. This class will teach you beekeeping essentials for the first year. A complete beehive will be brought in to utilize as a demonstration tool to allow the prospective beekeeper to visualize the equipment involved. The use of beekeeping tools for hive inspections will be demonstrated. A detailed explanation of what specific things to look for during the inspection will be covered. You will learn about roles of the worker bees, the queen and the drone. Find out where propolis, flower pollen, honey and royal jelly come from and the medicinal benefits we can reap from the honeybee bi-products. Also learn about diseases that afflict the honeybees and what the cause of colony collapse disorder is. Visit us at our website gaughanbeedancin.com for a complete list of events and products. Participants in the class will receive the book “First Lessons in Beekeeping” and a Syllabus.
Tuesdays October 17, 24, 31 and November 7, 14 / 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Registration fee $79.00 Highland School District 3880 Ridge Rd. Medina, OH. 44256 www.highlandschools.org Register Mrs. Mary Fran Kudla 330-239-1901 ext. 4245 or email@example.com
Thursdays October 19, 26 and November 2, 9, 16 / 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Registration fee $79.00 Heartland Point 200 N. Main St. Orrville OH 44667 www.heartlandorrville.com Register with Sarah McIlvaine Meenan firstname.lastname@example.org 330-682-0200
Beginning Beekeeping Essentials for the First Year A Garden Affair 1:00-4:00 Saturday February 25, 2017 Akron Summit Library 60 S. High St. Akron, OH. 44326 RSVP 330-643-9075 or email@example.com www.akronlibrary.org Kick off gardening season with three timely presentations. Our talk is from 1:00-2:30. The two other talks are Container Grading & Seed Saving Library. Visit exhibitors including our table. We will have a table set up to field beekeeping questions and take a closer look at the beekeeping equipment. Stop by our table to sample creamed honey.
Beginning Beekeeping: Essentials for the First Year Avon Lake Library Monday March 6, 2017 7:00-8:30 32649 Electric Blvd. Avon Lake, OH. 44012 Karen Scott firstname.lastname@example.org 440-933-2182 www.alpl.org
Beginning Beekeeping:Essentials for the First Year Nordonia Hills Library Wednesday March 15, 2017 6:00-7:30 9458 Olde Eight Rd. Northfield, OH. 44067 Shannon Wood email@example.com 330-467-8595 www.akronlibrary.org We will be selling products such as honey. Beekeeping supplies need to be ordered in advance.
Beginning Beekeeping: Essentials for the First Year Tallmadge Library Wednesday, March 29, 2017 6:00-7:30 90 Community Rd. Tallmadge, OH. 44278 Brian Shannon firstname.lastname@example.org 330-633-4345 www.akronlibrary.org We will be selling products such as honey. Beekeeping supplies need to be ordered in advance.
Beginning Beekeeping: Essentials for the First Year Vermillion River Reservation Saturday April 1, 2017 10:00-11:30 51211 N. Ridge Rd. Vermillion, OH. 44089 Johna Wilson email@example.com 440-967-7310 www.metroparks.cc
Beginning Beekeeping: Essentials for the First Year N. Royalton Library Tuesday April 4, 2017 7:00-8:30 5071 Wallings Rd. N. Royalton, OH. 44133 Ben Wlodarczak firstname.lastname@example.org 440-237-3580
Beginning Beekeeping: Essentials for the First Year Richfield Library Saturday April 15, 2017 2:00-3:30 3761 S. Grant St. Richfield, OH. 44286 Mike Daly email@example.com 330-659-4343 www.akronlibrary.org We will be selling products such as honey. Beekeeping supplies need to be ordered in advance.
Earth Day Medina County Family activities and fishing derby www.medinacountyparks.com Buffalo Creek Retreat Saturday April 22, 2017 10:00-4:00 8520 Hubbard Valley Rd. Seville, OH. 44273
Beginning Beekeeping: Essentials for the First Year Stow-Munroe Falls LIbrary 3512 Darrow Rd Stow OH 44224. Thursday June 29, 2017 Pride in the Library, all day event. Presentation from 2:00-3:30. Organic farming, petting zoo, free ice cream and coffee. We will be selling honey, lip balm, skin cream, etc. Beekeeping supplies must be ordered in advance. Contact Lisa Maruna 330-688-3295, Lmaruna@smfpl.org, www.smfpl.org
Teaching Kids the Buzz About Bees Nordonia Hills Library Saturday July 22, 2017 3:30-4:30 9458 Olde Eight Rd. Northfield, OH. 44067 Sue Hutson firstname.lastname@example.org 330-467-8595 www.akronlibrary.org We will be selling products such as honey, honey sticks and honey candy.
Pioneers in The Park Medina Vendors and events from the 1800’s (First stop on the Fall Foliage Tour) Buckeye Woods Park Saturday October 15 & Sunday October 16 2017, 10:00-6:00 6335 Wedgewood Rd. Medina, OH. 44256 www.medinacountyparks.com