K Brothers Pollination And Honey : West Richland
The K Brothers’ Alfalfa-Wildflower raw honey is a rich, deeply flavorful honey that combines the smooth taste of alfalfa with the piquant, spicy nectars of native spring flowers that thrive in the warmth of southern-central Washington.
The bees’ naturally-treated, antibiotic free hives were placed in the alfalfa fields, but the bees flew beyond that bounty and returned to mix the flavors of the fields with the complex tones of nature’s flowers.
K Brothers Pollination and Honey is truly a family company, lead by Stan Kolesnikov (thus K Brothers).
A few years back, Stan began to add some non-family employees, but the core of his business remains family.
Stan and his siblings are second-generation beekeepers: their father and uncle both kept honeybees in Uzbekistan. When Stan was in his 20’s he started keeping bees here in the U.S. while working with Lynn Haitt, of Haitt and Son’s Honey Company.
K Brothers manage their bees without any hard chemicals. Instead he uses an oil-based essential oil patty to help the bees keep their immune systems up to speed and battle varroa mites. Stan’s got a great success rate, and admits that he “enjoys the challenges of keeping the bees healthy and alive.