Main Line Today Purveyor Spotlight: Bryer Apiary

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Bryer Apiary is a Chester County business offering raw honey extracted from beehives in the region in an eco-friendly way.

Jeff Bryer has been working with bees since 2000. His dad maintained hives when he was growing up, so it runs in the family. “My daughter and I got hooked on a science club that involved bees, too,” says the licensed psychologist. “It’s the perfect blend of science and nature.”

 

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The bees that occupy the 45 hives dotting his bucolic Chester County property are usually native—though they’re sometimes purchased from a company in Georgia. Gathering honey by the ton, Bryer collects the frames and takes them to a local extracting location, where the equipment uses centrifugal force. A drum holds the frame within a basket that spins, flinging the honey out. That way, the honeycomb remains intact and can be reused by the bees.

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Along with honey, Bryer offers beeswax candles. You can check out his products online, by appointment and at the West Chester Growers Market.

(610) 696-8448, byerapiary.com

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