The Buzz on Idaho Honey
According to the Idaho Honey Industry Association-Idaho produces 3,300,000 pounds of honey each year! Thanks to the honey bees, Idahoans can enjoy delicious honey year around. Next time you shop at retail stores, farm stands and farmers market keep your eyes open for Idaho raised honey to support your local farmers! Not sure what Idaho companies to look for? Buy directly from one of the following Idaho honey processors websites or keep an eye for the following brands while you shop!
Browning’s Honey Co. in Idaho Falls is a 5 generation family owned honey business. Five generations have operated and managed honey production and operation in Idaho and North Dakota. Browning’s Honey mastered the process of creamed honey in the 1930’s. Since then they have created flavored creamed honey adding natural flavors to get flavors like blueberry, cinnamon, huckleberry and many more! Look here for a complete list of creamed honey flavors. Stop by their gift shop in Idaho Falls for everything honey including lotions, creamed honey, raw honey, lip balms and more!
Cox Honey Farms started in 1880 with a few colonies of bees in Utah, 33 years later they settled in Shelley, Idaho! The honey business has since then been passed down from generation to generation of family members; however, the tradition of pure unfiltered honey has stayed the same. Look for Cox Honey in Winco, Walmart, Broulims or direct from the website .
Orchard Velley Bees from Wilder provides pollination services in Idaho, California, Washington and Oregon. They also sell raw honey at Orchard Valley Irrigation in Homedale.
Reisinger Apiaries from Emmett Idaho may be known to consumers as Fit to Eat Honey. Their raw clover honey can be found at the Boise Farmers Market, Boise Albertsons, Rosauers, and direct.
Rocky Mountain Honey was established in 1992 as Gorder Honey under the previous owner. In 2015, David Dance bought Gorder Honey, moved the company to Idaho Falls and changed the name to Rocky Mountain Honey. Dance has a passion for bees and rents out his hives to local farmers for pollination. Look for Rocky Mountain Honey at your local Winco or buy directly from their website. Need a gift? Rocky Mountain Honey sells a 2 pack basket on their website that’s perfect for the honey consumers in your life.
The Honey Store in Fruitland Idaho has been a family ran operation for over 30 years. I know you have heard of beer growlers, but have you ever heard of growlers of honey? The Honey Store in Fruitland offers honey jug refills- SWEET right? Stop by The Honey Store for a variety of local products including everything honey you can imagine. Check out their website for more details.
Treasure Valley Honey & Bees Corp from Parma offers a wide variety of products from bees wax, to processed raw honey in a variety of sizes, and bees for pollination purposes. Their honey can be purchased directly or found at Cliffs Market in Caldwell, The Orchard House restaurant or seasonally at Blue Barn Produce . Looking to rent bees for your farm? Contact Treasure Valley Honey.
Honey is a good way to add a sweet flavor to a savory protein. Try this baked Falls Brand ham with honey/apricot glaze recipe. Find more fun facts and information on Idaho honey bees at the Idaho Honey Industry Association Website.