EST'D

2010

Happy Bees Honey

All Natural, Pure, Raw Honey

 Honey Bee and Native Mason Bee on Lotus Flower
Welcome to Happy Bees!

John has officially retired from his "real" job and we have relocated to Huddleston Virginia. We're pretty much settled in and have found a great location for our bees! (We're looking for another location, too)

We are now in the process of growing and expanding our bees. We're expecting them to make lots of honey for us this year.  We were able to harvest some Virginia honey last year, and if that is any indication, Virginia honey is just as delicious as Jersey honey (if not more so)! 

We still have a supply of New Jersey honey on hand, and will be able to ship it to you for some time to come.  We're looking forward to beekeeping down here in Virginia and harvesting our first "official" honey crop.

We're also looking forward to seeing you at some festivals and events throughout the year.  We're working on the schedule now and will post it as soon as we get everything nailed down. Can't wait to get going on the next leg of  our beekeeping adventure!

Stay Safe & Bee Well! 
John & Chris 
2022
UPDATE! 
As if 2020 and 2021 weren't enough--the time has now come and we are forced to raise our prices. We tried our best to keep prices down for as long as possible, but everything has just gone up too much--bottles, labels, gas, jars. We appreciate your continued support and hope                                          to continue to be your source for great honey!

ABOUT US

Why does someone become a beekeeper? In our case, it's because we love to garden. My wife, Chris, and I moved into our New Jersey home in 1996 and over the years we noticed fewer and fewer honey bees on our flowers. During the summer of 2010, there were no honey bees at all. We have a friend who was a long time beekeeper and he suggested we help him manage his hives. After some discussion, and lots of research, we decided to give it a go. Soon, we transported an established colony to our backyard and the rest, as they say, is history.

We didn't collect much honey the first two years. What we did harvest, we mostly gave away to our friends. We grew our apiary each year, and added a few more bee yards to keep the bees. We sold our first bottles of honey at the Hightstown (NJ) Harvest Fair  in October 2013! Boy, were we unprepared! We set up a couple of tables and brought a patio umbrella for shade. Now, we attend as many Spring, Summer, and Fall Festivals as we can. We managed about forty hives (give or take) and we had them placed in six different bee yards. Once we find a great location, we place the bees there and that becomes their home. The bees stay put. We do all the work traveling back and forth to them. That's why our bees are Happy Bees! Now that we've moved to Virginia, we're ready to continue with our beekeeping and keeping our bees happy!

We manage all our bees ourselves.  We harvest all our honey ourselves as well. It's minimally processed, all natural and raw, and brought to you as the bees intended! I love Happy Bees!

                       Thank you,
                   John

 
 Our First Hive.  August, 2010 
 
2022
Price Update 

 

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