We're often asked where the name Queen Farina comes from. We come from an Italian heritage and Farina happens to be a family name. Since honey is a kitchen staple, we wanted to give a shout out to the queens of our kitchen (our mom and grandma) by naming our honey after them!
So, put 2 crazy Italian sisters together and pretty soon we're naming all of our queens. Queen Millie is gentle, Queen Flora is the laborer, and Queen Hazel May is a little feisty. Every hive has a personality, relatively predetermined by the nature of Her Royal Highness. Remember, when mom's not happy, nobody's happy, right? Such is the case in the hive. The worker sisters feed her, remove her waste, and build her comb. She mates for 2-3 days with a whole bunch (10-25) of drones (male bees) and then lives out her days laying eggs. Sounds great, eh? Yeah, 'til she stops producing and they kill her...no mercy.