It all began in 1948 when our family first started keeping honeybees with Grandpa A.J. Nelson. He was a talented man who was good with his hands often building his own beekeeping equipment, some of which have lasted to this day. He understood that to have a good harvest (whatever the crop) he needed good soil, plenty of rain at the right times, and warm sunny days. Grandpa A.J poured his heart & soul into beekeeping.
Due to technology the world is a lot smaller today than it was in 1948. Over all that time we never forgot the lessons Grandpa A.J taught his family about honeybees that have been past down from generation to generation. We believe that had Grandpa A.J. survived to this day (Past Away 1971) he would have been thrilled to know that three generations later we are still keeping bees.
Beekeeping has changed a lot in the current age, in fact for the first time honeybees have made center stage due to the massive hive losses many beekeepers have suffered. More commonly known for the media term many beekeepers have given up beekeeping, for losing so many of little girls is heart-breaking! We however are in it for the long haul.
Our focus is to provide truly raw gourmet honeys that are a treat worth experiencing. Whatever you set your heart on, Bear Foot Honey Farm takes pride in offering some of the finest high quality raw and creamed honeys, health & beauty aids such as real body bars, non-alcoholic propolis tincture, and amazing lotions that can soften even the driest skin... plus many other gifts from the hives.
Thank you for your interest & God Bless!
Depending on the season we offer many wonderful varieties including but not limited to: Raw Apple Blossom Honey Raw Orange Blossom Honey Raw Blackberry Honey Raw Wildflower Honey Creamed Vanilla Bean Honey Creamed Lime Honey Creamed Nutmeg Honey Creamed Chai Honey Creamed Licorice Honey Creamed Spicy Cayenne & many more to tempt your tasting pallet.
The Santa Rosa Downtown Market occurs every Wednesday Night from 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Starting in May and ending in August. Our booth is located across from the Santa Rosa Library on E Street. Come join us and experience the local fresh farm goods, crafts.
Check out our "contact us" page at www.bearfoothoney.com to find out what farmers markets and road side stands we are at.
Ordered 2 bottles of raw orange blossom and they were making us sick. We are diabetic and only use honey for its allergy healing properties. It was more sugar than honey in that jar.... [more]
Just wanted to let you know...I just received a jar of your Creamed Cinnamon Honey...one word...DELICIOUS! Thanks Rod & Shannon for the honey!
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I had bought what was labeled as raw Orange Blossom honey from a Fillmore, CA honey farm. I was so totally disappointed. It smelled like cooked sugar - it was dark in color, and not light gold in color at all.... [more]
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Thank you to all our Local Harvest Customers!
You may have found it strange that a honey shop has many of there varieties sold out. This is in part to YOU our loyal honey customers who have been enjoyed many of our delicious varieties, and also in part to the weather.... [more]