In 2013, a group of beekeepers formed at First United Methodist Church in Marriott-Slaterville, Utah. The purpose of this ministry is to increase awareness of the importance of the honey bee to our food supply, provide pollination to our church Community Garden and teach others how to become a beekeeper, all the while caring for God’s creation through our efforts.
There are up to six hives on our property at any given time. Our season runs from March to November. In August we normally harvest the honey. Then it is time to ready the hives for winter. We have learned a lot along the way about this interesting insect. We welcome anyone interested in learning beekeeping to contact us.
Traditionally we have held a Fall Honey Sale at the church. For 2020, we decided to launch this website to market our honey in a safe fashion, given the current COVID-19 pandemic. We will offer curbside pick-up of orders. Or we can send them to you. We are a non-profit 501(c).
Monies generated from honey sales are used to finance our ministry and support other charities. In the country of Ghana, United Methodist Missionary, Mozart Adevu, teaches beekeeping and sustainable agricultural practices to local farmers. Those that keep bees find it a profitable income source to support their families. Every year we give monetary support to the beekeepers in Ghana. Closer to home, we support our church Youth, The Lantern House homeless shelter, Your Community Connection, Joyce Hanson Hall Food Bank, Family Counseling Services of Northern Utah, and The Ogden Rescue Mission. Visiting elementary school classrooms to present educational programs, prior to the pandemic, was also a popular outreach we enjoyed. The connections we have made through this ministry have been outstanding! Thank you for your support.