Welcome! You’ve come to the right place for some of the finest honey around! Our bees are raised using certified naturally grown principles and never fed corn syrup or given harsh chemicals. Our main apiary, or bee yard, is in a quiet corner of Athens-Clarke County with abundant nectar, pollen sources and fresh water. Try some today!
Dan started keeping honey bees in 1996 in Pennsylvania. After a hiatus and a move to sunny Athens, Georgia, he has gotten back into the “game” with gusto. A Certified Master Beekeeper, he stays up to date with the latest information and techniques for tending his hives.
He also contributes regularly to the community by speaking on beekeeping topics and tending to several public hives; including the observation hive at Sandy Creek Nature Center.
Tallassee Highlands Apiary is licensed and inspected by the Department of Agriculture.
Honey is generally available throughout the year with Soft Set honey being a specialty and choice Sourwood available as well!
What is Soft Set honey? It goes by many different names: creamed, whipped and spun are commonly used but none is quite as accurate. There’s no cream in it and it isn’t spun or whipped. Soft Set is the term we like the best. It is a temperature controlled process of introducing and inducing super-tiny crystals in the honey to produce a creamy texture like peanut butter. Done right it’s never gritty and actually prevents the honey from forming those large crystals.
We’ll be producing nucs, queens and possibly packages in small quantities in the near future. Reach out to get on the list. Prices and availability to come.