Jessica Ricks of The Sentinel recently wrote an article on Hope Honey Farm about their experience on Maryland Farm & Harvest.
The sixth season of the Maryland Public Television (MPT) show Maryland Farm & Harvest featured four Maryland farms, including Hope Honey Farm in Prince George’s County, during its premiere on Nov. 13.
In 2014, Maggie Mills started the honey bee farm located in Hyattsville. On Hope Honey Farm, she breeds honey bees as well as sells Certified Naturally Grown (CNG) honey as well as soaps, lip balms, body scrubs, body butter, CNG beeswax and a limited number of nucleus colonies.
The only CNG apiary in the Washington, D.C. Beltway area, Hope Honey Farm focuses on the sustainability of beekeeping and uses Certified Naturally Grown practices when it comes to breeding the bees and making products.
The producers of Maryland Farm & Harvest reached out to Mills to be on the show last year, but the episode featuring honey harvesting did not fit what she was equipped to do.
However, they were interested in the way she raised queen bees, and she was asked to be on the show for its sixth season.
“It was really exciting to be on the show,” Mills said. “It’s incredibly cool to see my business on TV. It’s sort of surreal.”
Read the full article here.