ABOUT US - Walker Farms Honey, North Fort Myers, FL

ABOUT US


Entrance to our Facility on Bee Charmer Lane

 

Our Bee Yard:  Processing and Honey Sales Building "Honey House",
Covered Shed, and Spacious Grounds (pine trees and saw palmettos)

   


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Southern Living (Magazine), April 2009 issue, Shannon Satterwhite, M.S., R.D.

Nature's Sugar Substitute, it's not just for biscuits anymore. . .


Not all sugars are created equal. In fact, honey may be nature's most perfect. Not only does it sweeten our lives, but unprocessed honey (the kind you find from a beekeeper at your local farmers market) is also packed with powerful cancer-fighting antioxidants that help to protect cells. It can also inhibit respiratory symptoms during pollen season. The secret, however, is to eat honey made by bees in your area-it serves as an anti-allergy serum, helping to suppress the effects of local pollen. You'll reap the health rewards while supporting the ecosystem. Get started at http://www.honeylocator.com
 

Walker Farms Honey, bees, wax, palmetto, orange blossom

Walker Farms was featured in GULFSHORE BUSINESS Magazine, June 2004.  The full article was entitled: "Farms of Fancy". The following is not the full article, but only a quoted excerpt from the article:

 

quoted excerpt from:

Farms
of
FANCY

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ENTREPRENEURS FIND
 PROMISE AND PLEASURE IN NICHE AGRICULTURE

by Liisa Sullivan
photo by Jono Fisher

 


Bee Happy
 Apiarist Allen "Buddy" Walker

WHAT'S THE BUZZ?

“I started getting interested in bees when I was 12,” says Allen “Buddy” Walker, owner of Walker Farms in Fort Myers. “My uncle gave me two hives at $1 apiece and I still have them.” Walker and his wife, Joyce, run their bee farm. “You really have to love the business,” he says. “We are constantly battling destructive insects, and having to find FDA-approved chemicals to battle them, but it’s worth it. I may not be getting rich, but the business has allowed me to care for and support my family. Some years, of course, are better than others.”

Walker produces and bottles many types of honey. “Our most popular varieties are orange blossom and saw palmetto,” he says. Wildflower honey is great for allergies, he adds, but not that popular because some customers consider its flavor unpleasant.

Walker Farms sells most of its honey wholesale across the country to companies that repackage and sell it under other labels. “The honey is especially popular with bakeries,” Walker says. “We also sell to local health-food stores in Naples and Fort Myers,” which market the honey under Walker’s name. What makes Walker’s honey unusually good is his processing method. Larger processors heat the honey to a high temperature (about 160 degrees) and run it through microfilters. The process—called polishing—kills most of the harmless enzymes in the honey that give it flavor, resulting in a bland, homogenized product. Walker heats his honey to about 120 degrees (Since the printing of this article we have lowered the temperature to 103 degrees) and filters through nylon mesh using only gravity feeds—no pressure and no pump. It cleans the honey minimally and retains its flavor, Walker explains.

end of quoted excerpt

Gulfshore Business Magazine and this article are Copyright © 2004 Gulfshore Media. All rights reserved.


 

Walker Farms Honey, bees, wax, palmetto, orange blossom
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Walker Farms
6251 Bee Charmer Lane

N Fort Myers, FL 33917

Store Hours:  10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday - Saturday
During Store Off Hours: Please phone for appointment

Phone:  (239) 543-8071
Fax: (239) 543-8762

Walker Farms Honey, bees, wax, palmetto, orange blossom
 
This document was created on 08/27/04, rev. 11/07/16
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