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Ranum History Page

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To learn more about our business and the current crisis with the bees, read the "Times 20" article

Meet Beekeeper Mark Ranum

Ranum's 1887 Brand Apiaries, 13040 Fort Defiance Rd. Darlington, WI 53530
Email: mranum@1887brand.com Cell: 608-726-0105

Copyright ©2011 - 2014 Mark Ranum

Updated December 8, 2014

A Family Affair Since 1887
Building on the past . . . Sustainable for the future


2015 Show Calendar

Shows and Special Events

We want to thank our house-sitters for watching over our place. It sets our minds at ease when we are at these shows.

May 16 - 17th - "The Pec Thing". A huge craft show and tons of fun located on the fairgrounds in Pecatonica Illinois. www.winnebagocountyfair.com/index.php/pec-thing

August 21 - 23th - "Badger Steam and Gas Engine Show" in Baraboo, Wisconsin. www.badgersteamandgas.com/

Sept 4 - Sept 7 - "Rock River Thresheree" in Edgerton, Wisconsin.

September 19 - 20 - "The Pec Thing" fall show in Pecatonica Illinois. www.winnebagocountyfair.com/index.php/pec-thing



More shows and special events to be announced. Specific dates will be updated as the information becomes available. Check back here for the latest updates.

Our honey is also available exclusively at:

Turpins Hometown Grocery
130 West Water St.
Shullsburg, WI

Visit our Classifieds

New Item!

Dadant 20/30 frame extractor in excellent condition. Ready to roll. Electronic speed control included. Visit Classifieds for more info and other beekeeping items.

Ranum's 1887 Brand Honey is indeed very different from that on the supermarket shelves. Why? Here are just a few of the reasons . . .

1.) Our bees are located in a highly wooded area with an abundance of wild flowers, clovers and bee balm.

2.) We do not use anything in our hives other than natural herbal and essencial oil treatments and medications.

3.) We encourage higher pollen content in our honey through special management of our bees.

4.) Our honey is never pasturized or micro filtered! We believe that great honey from well managed hives can only remain great if it goes into the jar as close to the same as it came out of the hive.

So, experience the difference! We think you'll appreciate the extra care we use in bringing you the very best honey possible.


Also From Ranum's 1887 Brand . . .

Experience The Difference . . .
Steam engines, threshing machines, flea markets, and honey! Come visit us at one of these great all-American events!
G.M. Ranum and son selling honey cira 1912

Hand Crafted Soap
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Natural Beewax Candles
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Other things we sell from our booth at the shows;

Honey Straws, Quilts, Pillows, Antiques & Collectables

TONS of Misc. Resale Items


See our Online Store

PayPal Acceptance Mark

Payments can be made through Paypal, check, or money order. Orders paid through Paypal will ship next business day. Orders paid by check or money order will be shipped when the payment clears. Multiple items will be combined in the same shippment as much as possible to reduce shipping costs.

Visit our online store for more details.

Hand Crafted Balms
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Picture coming soon!