Raw & Unfiltered
West Des Moines
Neighborhood Honey

 

OUR BEES

We care about the health & safety of our bees & all pollinators.

 

Honey bees naturally produce more honey than they need each year. We leave our bees with enough honey to keep their colonies healthy & strong throughout the year.

 

Honey bees are fuzzy wih muted colors. They tend to be docile, and rarely sting unless they or their hive are in danger. Many stings attributed to honey bees are actually from yellow jackets or other wasps.

 

Honey bees usually make their home inside trees, but if they can find a suitable entrance they will occasionally use other spaces such as inside eaves or walls. If you can see a nest it's probably not honey bees.

We currently have 10 hives within neighborhoods in West Des Moines, including in our own backyard.

 

HONEY

2020 Harvest Now Available!!

Local raw honey is very different from processed honey you may find at the store
 •It is unheated, which preserves it’s enzymes & amino acids.

   •It is unfiltered, which leaves the tiny bits of pollen, beeswax,
​     & even propolis right where the bees put it- in the honey. 

Many people seek out local raw, unfiltered honey because they claim it eases seasonal allergies.

Take a couple tablespoons as a natural cough syrup or to sooth a sore throat.

It’s also just delicious, and is a great replacement for processed sugar in coffee, tea, or baking.

Available Products
 

1LB DRIPLESS SQUEEZE BOTTLE

$9

3LB SQUEEZE BOTTLE

$22

8OZ GLASS

$9

currently only available in dark honey
(not pictured)

 

8OZ PLASTIC SQUEEZE BOTTLE

$5

HONEYCOMB

SOLD OUT

FREE GIFT WRAP AVAILABLE​

Honey Makes A Sweet Gift

  • Teachers

  • Holidays

  • Party Hosts

  • Party Favors

 

HONEY BEE ART

Each piece is original & one of a kind.​​​​​​

Handmade, signed & numbered by Bock.
Each unique sculpture is intended for indoor use,

   and is not intended as a toy.

For current inventory see here.

 
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Materials used:​

Bee abdomens, thoraxes & heads: local & exotic wood​​​​​​Wings & eyes: plasticLegs & antenna: painted wire

Trees: local driftwood

See our Bee Tree Inventory
HERE

See our individual bee inventory
HERE

2 1/2 inch & 4 inch bees available

FAQ

We love to talk bees!

Here are some of the more common questions. If your question isn't on this page please feel free to ​​ask!

 

What is raw honey?

Raw honey means that the honey hasn't been heated above normal hive temperature during bottling. This preserves the natural enzymes in the honey. 

Is raw honey safe to eat?

Yes. Infants under 12 months old should not be given honey from any source. But for everyone else, raw honey is just as safe to eat as pasteurized honey you buy at the store.

Does my honey expire?

No.
5000 year old honey has been discovered in Egyptian tombs and amazingly is still fine to eat. While honey may crystallize with time, it never expires. If your honey crystallizes (begins to look cloudy/ chunky) simply set the bottle in a bowl of warm water for a few minutes. Never microwave your honey bottle.

Should I refrigerate my raw honey?

Nope. Honey is stable at room temperature, and chilling honey speeds up crystallization.

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WANT SOME HONEY?


To order honey or if you have any questions, please email or complete the form below. We are happy to answer any questions you have!

 

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