RFB Family Farm
and Apiaries

RFB Family Farm and Apiaries
  - one Family Farm - more-than-one bee apiary!

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Due to the challenges caused by coronavirus (COVID-19), we're providing our customers with extra support and resources.
We operate under strict COVID-19 Protocols.

Please review our Public Health Plan at covid.RFBsBees.com

Produce - Herbs - Ornamental Plants
and Small-Scale Beekeeping!

»»» Local Raw Honey! «««

Not-So-Ordinary Produce and Plants
Locally Grown in our Rancho Peñasquitos "Backyard" Farm
San Diego, CA  92129

plus small-scale beekeeping

- beehives placed on local small family farms in the Northern part of San Diego County.

Raw Honey, Bee Pollen, Beeswax, Propolis.

- Comb and Chunk Honey (Honeycomb) is available only periodically.
Comb and Chunk Honey is offered in very limited amounts, when available.

please noteRoyal Jelly is not currently offered by RFB.

We invite you to visit a trusted online seller, Stakich, Inc. 
(a family-owned
and operated business since 1925) to review the Royal Jelly options they offer.

We are a Certified Farmer/Producer (CPC-8303),
certified by the San Diego County Department of Agriculture since June 2011.

- Our Bee Apiaries were added in May 2014.

Meet the RFB Family:

Parents:  Claire & Ross Winnick.    Son:  Mitchell "RFB" Winnick.
Daughter:  Donna Winnick-Bollenbacher.    Grandson:  Rhys Bollenbacher. 

RFB Staff:

RFB Bee-Wrangler:  Emberlin Stark.

You can find any of us (even sometimes even ALL of us) operating our Farmers Market display at a select number of San Diego Certified Farmers Markets every week.


Our Farmers Market offerings include Local, Raw Honey, and other beehive components.

view/read, download, &/or print Information Sheets:
(pdf files - will open in a new window)

  [Honey Nutrition]   [RFB's History and All About Wildflowers]
  [Honey Storage; Honey NEVER Goes Bad]  [Honey - Nature's Golden Healer]
  [About Bee Pollen ]   [About Propolis]   [About Royal Jelly]  
[Pure Beeswax and Candles]
  [Creamed Honey]   [ Free? Bee Removal]    

  • Wildflower honey is made from the nectar of Mixed Local Flowers, Plants and Trees, and changes through the year based on what is growing and in-season in the area.

  • Hive - to bottle - to you.

  • Never Processed, Never Filtered, Never Heated, Nothing Added, Nothing Removed.

  • And YES, LOCAL Raw honey may help with Local Allergies! *   Stop by and ask us about it!

- LOCAL Honey is defined as honey from an area that contains the same plants, flowers, trees etc., and generally comes from hives located within 30 miles.

- RAW Honey is extracted from the natural honeycomb and strained only to remove particles of wax and other hive products; it has never been heated or subjected to any fine-filtering process which can change the taste and remove healthful properties.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. 

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You can find us with our Certified Produce and Local Raw Honey at the following San Diego Certified Farmers Markets  throughout the week (every week): 
(note that these Farmers Markets all run Year-Round, and most are usually held Rain-or-Shine)

Sundays   10:30am-3:30pm   map

12655 Sunset Drive, Escondido, CA 92025

  • Escondido (Downtown) Certified Farmers Market

Tuesdays 2:30pm-6:pm   map

(Summer: 2:30pm-7:pm)

262 E. Grand Avenue, Escondido, CA 92025
    at Heritage Garden Park and on N. Juniper Street,
    between E. Grand Ave and W. Valley Parkway

  • Rancho Bernardo Certified Farmers Market

Fridays  9:am-1:pm   map

13330 Paseo Del Verano Norte, San Diego, CA 92128 (at the Bernardo Winery)
   in the Parking Lot alongside the Rancho Bernardo Historical Society and Manzanita Roasting Company and Coffee House buildings on the winery grounds

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Bee Removal  » » »  [What About FREE Bee Removals?]

  • If you need to remove unwanted bees, please consider live removal, rather than extermination. Bees are important to our planet, food crops and people.

  • We partner directly with, and highly recommend, Dan Luong of "We Save Bees"
    Dan is a Local Beekeeper, and specializes in 
    100% Live, Humane Bee Removal.

    [858] 230-0351.      www.BeeManDan.com / dan@BeeManDan.com
"Bee-Man-Dan" performs 100% live bee removal, professionally repairs the area AND takes reasonable steps to discourage and/or prevent those bees or others from returning. The bees he "rescues" are often "re-homed" into one of our own RFB Apiary bee yards, or placed with other area beekeepers for pollination, honey production, or backyard recreation, always AT NO CHARGE TO THE RECEIVING BEEKEEPERS; these bees could even end up producing the local honey we sell at our Farmers Markets.

To see a list of more beekeepers who perform bee removals in the San Diego area, the San Diego Beekeeping Society maintains a list of San Diego County beekeepers (the list includes Dan Luong and many others)  who also utilize live removal.  (http://www.sandiegobeekeepingsociety.com/bee-removal.html)


What is a Certified Farmer?

Inspectors from the San Diego Department of Agriculture, Weights and Measures inspect San Diego County farms and other properties to verify what is raised or grown there. After satisfactorily meeting the requirements of the inspection, the farmer is certified for those specific products.

This certification allows the farmer to sell their produce at San Diego Certified Farmers' Markets, documents what crops the farmer is growing or producing and where within San Diego County, and certifies that the produce is being grown or raised within San Diego County.

What is a San Diego Certified Farmers' Market?

A San Diego Certified Farmers' Market (CFM) is a location within San Diego County approved by the San Diego County Agricultural Commissioner where California Certified Farmers offer for sale only those agricultural products they grow themselves in California, or products from another California Certified Farmer (known as a sub-certification).

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RFB Family Farm and Apiaries

PO Box 506523
San Diego, CA 92150
(858) 735-5311
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