Your Guide to Local West Virginia Honey
Whether you like a little sweetness in your tea, or you are into natural remedies, there is no shortage of local honey here in West Virginia! Believed to help fight seasonal allergies if harvested locally, honey may be the perfect way to beat the summer sniffles AND sweeten your treats. Keep reading for more information about the best places to find honey in West Virginia!
Mountain State Honey Company
Nestled in the mountains of Tucker County, Mountain State Honey Company is home to 2,200 hives of honeybees. Choose from three different flavors of the sweet stuff: Tulip Poplar, Dandelion or Wildflower! Mountain State Honey also allows you to choose what form you want your honey in, options include, plastic jars, glass jars, creamed honey (spreadable), chunk honey or just plain honeycombs. Mountain State Honey products are available in over 25 stores across the state!
Located in the Potomac Highlands region, Healthberry Farm offers a wide variety of honey products, with flavors including Tulip Popular, Brasswood, Black Locust and Golden Rod. Healthberry Farm is unique in that they also produce a line of honey beverages: Meads, a drink made from honey and water, and Melomel, a wine created with honey and fruit! Bee sure to try these unique honey products today.
Thistle Dew Farms
Located about 40 miles south of Wheeling, Thistle Dew Farms is home to 700 beehives! Choose from many bee related products including beeswax candles, beeswax skin and lip cream, honey mustard and regular honey. Of all their products, Kilian’s Gold Honey is a must try! Kilian’s Honey is created from bees in the mountains and valleys of the Potomac Highlands near Seneca Rocks. The flowers, berries, and trees the bees visit offer a unique taste due to their high elevation.
Nestled in the heart of Pocahontas County, Frostmore Farms is the perfect place to find some local honey! While most famously known for their maple products, Frostmore farms also produces honey. Pro Tip: Be sure to stock up on your favorite honey products from this vendor in the fall!
Finding a home in the tip of the Eastern Panhandle, Eversweet Apiaries is not only a producer of Almost Heaven honey but also a beekeeping educator and supplier. Passionate about responsible beekeeping, the owners of this company offer a variety of educational classes. With a line of skincare and beauty products made of their local honey, Eversweet Apiaries has a product for everyone.
Selling primarily at the Shepherdstown Farmer’s Market or on their virtual store, Shades Farm is proud to produce a variety of products made from local West Virginian honey. With a unique line of whipped honey and beeswax candles, this small-scale farm’s goods are sure to impress.
This post was last updated on February 28, 2022