We are very proud to offer our customers the purist, most delicious Rhode Island honey. All our honey is produced right here on our farm in Foster, Rhode Island. Our bees have been building out honeycomb for years, and we are currently up to 15 hives, and expanding every year.
Our honey is truly local to Foster, RI. We do not buy honey from other apiaries. We don't pasteurize our honey, thus preserving all of the vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, and pollen found naturally in the honey. Commercial honey is heated to a high temperature to speed up bottling, which destroys and neutralizes all of the good things that come naturally in the honey and remove all the benefits of eating honey.
Our farm, like much of Foster, is surrounded by wetlands and forest. This environment helps the Sweet Pepperbush (clethra alnifolia) plant thrive – an important wild source of nectar and pollen for pollinators like honeybees. One of our (and our bee’s) favorite times of year is the blossoming of the Sweet Pepperbush plants, when the sweet fragrance of these wildflowers fills the forest and sets off one of the busiest times of year for our little foragers.
Because of the abundance of wetlands on our property, including a private lake, the area around our hives is predominantly stocked with Sweet Pepperbush as well as other local wildflowers. Because of this the honey that our bees produce usually contains an exceptionally high amount of nectar from the Sweet Pepperbush plant. We intentionally maximize this by holding off on adding the honey supers to the tops of the hives until the Sweet Pepperbush plants are just about to go into bloom.
The end result this year is a highly desirable, light, very sweet, slightly fragrant honey. It’s resistant to crystallization, so even though it’s raw it should remain completely liquid so long as it’s stored appropriately (always store your honey in a warm area – like on a top shelf or on your windowsill– never in the fridge!).
Legend's Creek Farm honey is offered in limited quantities. Because every year’s harvest is unique, once this honey is gone it won't be available again until the following year. We are working very hard to increase the number of hives in our apiary in order to meet the demands of our customers as well as all the local restaurants and retail stores.
Please note, we do not and will not sell honey out of our farm. There is no physical store at our farm. We ship all orders through our website. Our farm is not open to the public. Please respect our privacy.
All sales of honey to customers in RI will ship in a glass jar. At our discretion, any sales of honey outside of RI may ship in a plastic jars due to damages that occur in transit.
Our jars are industry standard queenline honey jars which hold exactly 1 pound of honey by weight, not fluid ounces.