Haueters Bogs

David Haueter’s 30 acres of cranberry grow alongside 150 acres of dense and healthy natural areas. Cranberries in Oregon are known for being redder, plumper, and richer in nutrients due to the longer growing season compared to other cranberry growing regions.

The farm is surrounded on all sides by the native plants providing the bees of the area with even more resources. The farm is also home to a number of honey bee hives every year during cranberry bloom. The large flush of cranberry bloom the farm provides from June–July is a particularly important source of pollen and nectar for bumble bees. Haueter's Bogs supports such a high abundance of bumble bees that nearly all of the outbuilding on the property house a bumble bee nest.

Crops

Cranberry

Farmers Markets/Retailers

Wholesalers such as Ocean Spray co-op and Cranberries Unlimited

Location

Southern Coast of Oregon

Established in

Late 1990s

Owned by

David Haueter

 Hauetersbogs is located on the mild Southern Oregon coast.

Hauetersbogs is located on the mild Southern Oregon coast.

What kind of bees live here?

The compacted sandy roads and berms that surround the bogs are a favorite site of nesting bees such as metallic and non-metallic sweat bees, mining bees, and the only nesting polyester bees that some people have ever seen. The habitat for bees is already natural to the farms surrounding areas. Why not protect what was already there?

 David Haueter taking his first close-up look at the bee species that live on his farm.

David Haueter taking his first close-up look at the bee species that live on his farm.

What are they doing for bees?

Haueter's Bogs diligently works to protect the surrounding wild areas and uses pesticides as judiciously as possible to protect the bees species that thrive on this coastal farm. Many of the native plants that dominate the landscape such as wild huckleberry, Manzanita, salal, wild strawberry, and trailing blackberry are excellent bee plants.

 Native plants dotted across the farm, including this wild huckleberry pictured here.

Native plants dotted across the farm, including this wild huckleberry pictured here.

Meet the farmer

Haueter's Bogs is part of a small community of cranberry farmers along the Southern Oregon coast. For the past 18 years David & his daughter have been farming cranberries together.

 Owner David Haueter stands near his flooded bog during the short harvest season in late-September.

Owner David Haueter stands near his flooded bog during the short harvest season in late-September.