Heather Harrell is the owner of For the Love of Bees Farm, a two acre certified organic farm in Penasco, NM. She grows a diverse array of vegetables, medicinal herbs, and honeybee forage species. She also tends honeybees in top-bar hives and is the co-author of Top-Bar Beekeeping, Organic Practices for Honeybee Health, published by Chelsea Green in 2012.
Heather grows a wide variety of medicinal herbs for Artemisia Herbs including Comfrey, Skullcap, St. John’s Wort, Calendula, Lemon Balm, Borage, Catnip, Peppermint, CA Poppy, Dandelion Root and Leaf, Blessed Thistle, Nettles, Tulsi Basil and many more. She is also blessed to live near the Santa Barbara basin and does wild harvesting of herbs like Arnica.
These photos show calendula being dried, herbs in the field, and her daughter Hannah,who is an active part of the farm.