Honey

Can a spoonful of local honey a day, approaching and during allergy season, reduce allergic reactions and serve as an inoculation against offending pollen, which causes all the sneezing and running noses? This is the opinion of Christine Lehner of Hastings-on-Hudson, New York expressed in her well-reasoned letter published in the New York Times on April 6, 2010:  www.nytimes.com/2010/04/12/opinion/l12allergy.html
Pediatrician Dr. Alan Greene is noncommittal on the therapeutic value of local honey to relieve allergic reactions to pollen while noting honey’s other health benefits.  He also voices his concern about the consumption of honey by infants:  www.drgreene.com/qa/honey-and-infant-botulism

Connecticut

Baltic  (New London County)

Stonewall Apiary, LLC
Stuart Woronecki, beekeeper
320 Main Street
860.334.2245
http://ct-honey.com

Florida

West Palm Beach

Bee Unique (Randy Spinale & Wendy Goldstone)
7 varieties of raw honey including raw tupelo honey from the Apalachicola River Basin in northern Florida
3311 S Dixie Highway
561.379.4404
www.worldsfinestrawhoney.com

Indiana

Indiana Beekeepers Association maintains a directory of its member beekeepers (approximately 60) producing local honey products for sale
7784 N. Sanctuary Lane
Mooresville (Morgan County)
317.432.9578

Maine

Maine State Beekeepers Association, founded in 1976, has 500+ members.  It maintains a directory of approximately 15 local chapter affiliates which is “the best way to get to know other beekeepers in your area and pool information and expertise.”

Portland

Overland Apiaries
188 Capisic Street
207.772.3380
www.overlandhoney.com

Massachusetts

Boston

Mike Graney, beekeeper
Various sites throughout Boston, including hive in Jamaica Plain community garden
617.633.0235
http://eatlocalhoney.com

Mill River in town of New Marlborough (Berkshire County)

Berkshire Wildfire Honey (Jan Johnson)
282 Brew Hill Road
413.229.6650
http://berkshirehoney.com

Oxford (Worcester County)

David Hebert, beekeeper/owner
Hebert Honey
10 Lind Street
508.864.2538
www.heberthoney.com

South Deerfield (Franklin County)

Warm Colors Apiary (Bonita & Dan Conlon)
2 South Mill River Road
413.665.4513
www.warmcolorsapiary.com

Tyngsborough (Middlesex County)

Carlisle Honey
10 Louis Avenue
877.632.3371
www.carlislehoney.com

New Jersey

Milford (Hunterdon County)

Tassot Apiaries, Inc.
Buzzing Acres Farm
54 Rick Road
908.264.4504
www.tassotapiaries.com

New York

Empire State Honey Producers Association maintains a directory of its member beekeepers producing honey for sale:  www.eshpa.org

Altamont (Albany County)

Bees of the Woods Apiary (Jennifer Ford & Keith Freeman)
6885 State Route 158
518.861.1019
www.beesofthewoods.com

New York City

Andrew’s Honey
Andrew Cote, beekeeper
Local honey from rooftops/balconies/community gardens in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens (bottled at Silvermine Apiary in Norwalk, Ct.)
www.andrewshoney.com

Salt Point (Dutchess County)

Hummingbird Ranch (Rich & Debbie Focht)
59 Cottage Street
845.266.0084
hummingbirdranch.biz

Texas

Texas Honey Bee Guild (Brandon & Susan Pollard)
PO Box 140464, Dallas
www.facebook.com/pages/Texas-Honeybee-Guild/170841869603221

Blue Ridge (Northeast of Dallas and near McKinney in Collin County)

Desert Creek Honey (Blake & Kathleen Shook]
14665 Co Rd 633
214.886.6899
www.desertcreekhoney.com

Vermont

Vermont Beekeepers Association represents 400 Vermont beekeepers that raise bees “for the love and honey”  and has a Marketplace tab on its website for honey products: www.vermontbeekeepers.org

Middlebury (Addison County)

Champlain Valley Apiaries
504 Washington Street Ext.
802.388.7724
www.champlainvalleyhoney.com

Monkton (Addison County)

Heavenly Honey Apiary
802.453.6335
www.vtbeekeeper.com

Virginia

Linville (Rockingham County)

Golden Angels Apiary
11046 Wills Creek Road (Singers Glen)
540.833.5104
Unfiltered, naturally produced honey including Tupelo honey
www.localharvest.org/golden-angels-apiary-M3671

West Virginia

Lindside (Monroe County)

Birdsong Farm & Apiary
Route 1
304.832.6477
Organic raw honey straight from apiary’s hives with delicate flavor (notes of lavender, fruit, wildflowers & sourwood)
www.birdsongstore.com

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