Harvest

Our main apiary is located in a wonderfully rural area that is rolling hills, forested ravines, and expansive pastures.  The natural nectar forage includes Indiana wildflowers, Catalpa and Black Locust trees.  Planted forage includes sweet clover, sunflowers,and buckwheat.

All of our honey bees are managed in a manner to use as few chemicals as possible.  With the tremendous impact of various diseases and pests prevalent in honeybee populations, some limited treatment for Varroa mites is necessary to ensure the health and survivability of our hives. However, no hive is ever subjected to any chemical treatment that would expose the honey to any chemicals. 


We operate the majority of our hives at our main apiary sites in Switzerland and Hamilton County, Indiana.  We do have a small number of hives located at other sites mainly for pollination services.

Apiary

We harvest our honey three times each summer to capture the unique varietal honey from each micro-season.  All honey is harvested by our family in our clean, sanitary sugar shack located at our main apiary site.

Lost Fork Valle​y Farms

Nectar Sources

Treatment Philosophy

Lost Fork Valley Farms

A Family Brand


A New Generation of Farming

Lost Fork valley Farms or LFVF was established in 2011 just outside the small town of Vevay, Indiana, along the Ohio River. LFVF was established to cultivate and grow Indiana's honey bee population. LFVF has been harvesting and selling premium home made honey since the beginning.  Recently, LFVF has expanded it's operations to provide Indiana Survivor Queen bees and Over-wintered Nucleus hives.   We hope you will browse the various products Lost Fork Valley Farms offers and we look forward serving you!

From Our Farm to Your Plate
It’s important to know what you’re eating. And it’s even more important to know what you aren’t eating. We want you to know that all of our products are pesticide-free. We strive to make sure that you and your family can sleep easier knowing that our produce is not only natural, but we also ensure safe, clean extracting and bottling processing.

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About Us.

We have been operating our farm commercially for only a few short years but have been bee keepers much longer.  I am trained as an Environmental Health Scientist and have worked in the Public Health field for nearly 30 years.  My wife is a biologist who in her spare time studies cancer for a major drug company.  Her skills as a biologist have adapted well in our queen rearing program.  Together, we enjoy the beauty of the earth and the joy of managing honey bees.
  • Premium Varietal Honey
  • Indiana Survivor Queens
  • Over-wintered Nucs
  • Photo Gallery Prints