Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Crock and Rocker Traveling Fashion/Trunk Show

5:30 PM Browsing and Social, 6:30 PM Style Show and Appetizers! Mead and Honey Soda samples all evening!  *prizes *show specials *unique venue

Tickets $10 at the door or on our blog

The Crock and Rocker is a unique clothing and gift shop from Michigamme, MI.  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Crock-and-Rocker/147018485325546?fref=ts

Purchase your tickets online by clicking below or at the door.




Crock and Rocker Traveling Fas

Summer 2015 Honey House Schedule

More details on special events as they draw nearer!  Print this out for your fridge!  
June 12th through the end of September:  
Friday:  open 5-9 PM
Saturdays: open 12-5 PM
Sundays:  open 12-5 PM

June 12th:  Open Mic 6-9 PM
June 14th:  Encaustic Exploration:  2-5 PM
June 17th:  Crock and Rocker Traveling Style and Trunk Show 6 PM
June 26th:  Contra dancing with music by The Monday Night All-Stars:  6-9 PM
June 19th:  Open Mic 6-9 PM
June 28th:  Paint with the Saints:  2-5 PM

July 2nd :  Culinary presentation  6-9 PM
July 3rd :  Open Mic 6-9 PM
July 4th:  Mid-Summer Artist Market:  11-3 PM
July 10th  :  Open Mic 6-9 PM
July 12th  Encaustic workshop: 2-5 PM
July 17th:  Open Mic 6-9 PM
July 19th:  Paint with the Saints:  2-5 PM
July 24th:  Eric Hopper in Concert:  7-9 PM
July 25th:  Paul Doffing in Concert/ local food showcase:  http://www.pauldoffing.com  6-9 PM
July 31st:  Open Mic 6-9 PM

Aug. 2nd :  Encaustics Workshop:  2-5 PM
Aug. 6th:  Culinary presentation:  Arlene Coco 6-9 PM
Aug. 7th  :  Open Mic 6-9 PM
Aug. 9th:  Paint with the Saints:  2-5 PM
Aug. 14th:  Open Mic 6-9 PM
Aug. 21st:  Open Mic 6-9 PM
Aug. 28th:  Open Mic 6-9 PM

Sept.  3rd:  Culinary presentation 6-9 PM
Sept. 4th:  Open Mic 6-9 PM
Sept. 11th:  Open Mic 6-9 PM
Sept. 13th:  Encaustic Workshop:  2-5 PM
Sept. 18th:  Jonathan Rundman in Concert:  6-9 PM
Sept. 20th:  Paint with the Saints:  2-5 PM
Sept. 26th:  Harvest Festival  11-3PM
Oct. 9th:  Roma Ransom in Concert:  http://gordiedean.wix.com/roma-ransom
Oct. 24th:  Kraut Fest!  


more TBD!  

Friday, April 17, 2015

Paint With The Saints!


Paint With the Saints:  "Have a Spiritual Experience with us!"  
Sunday Afternoon Painting and Sipping Sessions:  Honey wine or Honey 
soda samples included as well as all materials and supplies.  Leave with
 a finished masterpiece and No Experience Required/Necessary!  Melissa 
will guide you through this art experience in our relaxing, casual 
environment of creativity.  
 
$30 per session
 
June 28th:  2-5 PM:  Flight of Fancy--Birds and Chagall
 
July 19th:  2-5 PM:  Summer Skies--van Gogh and Starry Night 
 
August 9th:  2-5 PM:  Out of the Box:  Music, Cubism and Pablo Picasso
 
September 20th:  2-5 PM:  Golden Splendor:  Klimt Tree of Life and Autumn Trees
 
Message algomahacres@live.com to reserve your space.  Payment is accepted at any time to save your spot.   




 

June 28th: 2-5 PM

July 19th 2-5 PM

August 9th 2-5 PM


Sept. 20th 2-5 PM

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Summer views around the Honey Farm!






Monday, January 6, 2014

Keep A Hive Alive!

The honey bee should be the poster child for sustainable agriculture because it produces a perfect food that never spoils and it does so without using a plow, pesticides, fertilizer or irrigation. The honey bee has set a standard for sustainable agriculture that is not likely to ever be surpassed.” Mark Beran, Medovina Meadmaster and Beekeeper
Happy New Year Friends! 


New Year's Sunrise: January 1st, 2014 over our fields
New Year's Sunrise: January 1st, 2014 over our fields
We want to give you a chance to “bee the change”! Those of you who have been following us realize the past 2 years have been very low yielding honey years at Algomah Acres Honey Farm. Weather combined with colony die-offs have made it difficult to keep up with the demand for the sweet stuff. Our artisan honey and mead products have gained a following throughout the Upper Peninsula and across the country!


Usually our honey sales help to re-populate our apiary after winter die-offs…but this year the lack of honey has put us at a deficit. We have diversified our products, but nothing quite compares to Algomah Acres Raw Honey. 

Here is how you can help!
1. Visit our blog: CONGRATULATIONS-- you are here! :)
2. Click on the yellow “donate” button (on your right)
3. Decide what amount you would like to contribute to our efforts
4. Sit back and know that you are helping to “bee the change”!
PLEASE FORWARD THIS MESSAGE TO FRIENDS TOO!! 

How are we going to use funds?
1. Purchase colonies of bees to grow or maintain our apiary. 3lb packages are going to go up to about 120$ each this year. Your support could “sponsor a hive”!

Rewards:
1$-25$ original card and lip balm
26$-99$ original upcycled block printed bee shirt (and card/lip balm)
100$ or more: your name on a hive (this summer) plus we will reserve a 1 lb jar of raw honey for you from next year’s harvest! (and the shirt/card/lip balm)


As most are aware, the honey bee is currently under enormous stress. Pollution, parasites, stresses resulting from commercial pollination methods, poor nutrition and a limited gene pool are all contributing to the largest global bee die off in modern times. For more details and also things you can do to help, click the link: http://www.medovina.com/SustainableAgriculture.htm
Yet, we have hope: “The beehive is one of the most successful ways in which the purpose of life has ever been organized….you can almost detect the purpose of life as you stand in the honey-drift downwind…if I just stand there long enough watching the bees…perhaps I’ll understand the purpose of life too”. --Verlyn Klingenborg


Thank you for your continued support of our efforts and our projects! We look forward to hearing from you! Melissa, John, and the bees

Monday, November 25, 2013

We are grateful



We are grateful.  It is easy to be impatient and to think that we have not really made any progress, and then we look at photos from when we first got the former Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Greenland that is now the home of Algomah Acres Honey House and Meadery.  With a little TLC, John’s handiwork, and the help of friends and family, we have fixed it up a bit and rearranged.  Musicians and artists have breathed new life into her walls and the best is yet to come!
 

We thank you for your continued support of our events and our products!  We appreciate your patience as we grow at a pace that will allow us to be sustainable.  We will continue to hone our craft as mead makers, farmers, artists, and community organizers in 2014 and beyond.  Without all of you we could not have made it this far and we hope you will continue to support our efforts! 
 
Feb. 2010 became owners of the church
July- Sept. 2011 Kickstarter for Meadery
July 2012 first mead sales!
Repairs and upgrades continue slowly as we work to slowly build our business and take the ups and downs of farming insects!


Feb. 2010

March 2013 The Terminal Orchestra
May 2013 Arts and Starts



Peg Carrothers Oct. 2013

Choir loft Feb. 2010


2010

 2013
Sacristy 2010


Tasting room and shop in the Sacristy area 2013 October

 
basement 2010 turned to Mead brewing area 2013




Wishing you the Happiest of Holidays!  Melissa, John, and the honeybees....