Welcome to Sweet Betty Bee's Honey and Hive.
We’re proud to offer you Sweet Betty Bee’s honey and hive products. Naturally produced in western North Carolina without pesticides or antibiotics, our honey is raw (unheated and unfiltered), leaving intact its amazing nutritional composition. Minimal straining removes larger bits of beeswax and spare bee parts while allowing pollens to remain (though for purists, we have a limited quantity of Cutcomb, honey in the natural comb).
As local as it gets for folks around here, our honey and beeswax come from country bees on our farm in the Big Pine Community just outside Marshall, North Carolina. A second apiary location is on the certified organic Fork Mountain Farm, just over the ridge from us, and a third apiary is on Highgate Farm, a Certified Naturally Grown farm managed by John Kunkle and Melissa Harwin in the Marshall, NC. area. This allows us the deep satisfaction of possibly giving something back in the bigger scheme of things due to the bees pollination activity .
We see our apiaries as a partnership with the bees and with the whole of Mother Nature. Since we can't control where our bees forage, we cannot claim that our our honey is organic (bees will forage miles from home), but we do practice organic principles to the greatest extent possible by finding alternatives to pesticides and antibiotics. Additionally, we do not feed corn syrup to our bees. Honey and pollen are bees’ natural diet, and that is what we prefer to let them eat.