The Lavender Bee Farm, located in Petaluma, hosts its final open house of the year this Saturday, June 25. Harvest is already underway. Tours are guided and educational, with a honey tasting and lavender lemonade. This is a good thing to note on your June 2017 calendar.

Lavender honey is highly prized and considered by many to be the finest honey in the world.

Lavender honey is highly prized and considered by many to be the finest honey in the world.

But the farm is open by appointment if you’d like to buy their lavender honey. The honey is also available at Rivertown Feed (200 First St., Petaluma), though you won’t be able to taste the honey in advance of purchase.

The farm offers a number of other products and services, including lavender essential oil, culinary lavender, custom-made sachets, hydras mist, beautiful lavender tea towels, and special lavender pillows that help relieve migraine headaches. You can purchase all products through the farm’s on-line store.

Lavender Tea Towels, a lovely gift, including for yourself

Lavender Tea Towels, a lovely gift, including for yourself

Proprietors Rick and JoAnne are members of the Sonoma County Beekeepers Association and offer swarm removal services, a great resource, as a lot of people tend to panic when they have a swarm of bees nearby. You can read about how to deal with a swarm and what to do until help arrives here.