About

SueGaringHoneyPure Raw Honey locally made for you –
Our bee products are all ‘homegrown’ in Broome County, NY.

==> Available year ’round at:  The NEW Regional Farmers Market (Saturday 9-1, Front St. Binghamton),  Old Barn Hollow (State St. Binghamton), the Taste of NY Store at the Rt. 81 Welcome Center, Reflections Salon, Laveggio Coffee, Hillside Gardens,  and other great locally owned stores.

==> Also available during the Summer (May-Sept) at: Vestal Farmers Market (Wednesday 9-1),

Our bees do their work in the wildflower fields of Kirkwood, Windsor, Chenango Forks, and Conklin, NY.  They enjoy a low stress, uncrowded environment. We do not move our hives season to season – the flowers change around them.

Our bottled honey is ‘raw’ from the hive. Its wildflower flavor changes with the seasons.

Our small beekeeping business is in rural Broome County near Binghamton, New York.   Our beehives are scattered in open pastures, non-spray fruit orchards and along the banks of the Susquehanna and Chenango rivers.   This mix of locations gives them access to a variety of wildflowers which blend into unique local seasonal honeys.   We harvest three times each year to capture the spring, summer and fall wildflower blooms.

The fall “honey flow” is our largest crop.   It  features the dark sweet molasses flavor of aster flower, goldenrod and Japanese knotweed.   Every year is as different as the weather however.  Some years bring cascades of spring locust tree and summer basswood tree blooms, and in others years dandelion and small wildflower predominate until acres of goldenrod overrun the fields.

Our extracted honey is “raw” from the hive to the bottle.     No filtration, pasteurization or additives are used.   It is stored with the natural wax and gravity separated as it’s bottled. Our honey will crystallize with time but that does not harm its quality.

Always learning even after keeping bees for many years, Sue is on the board of the Southern Tier Beekeepers Association, and the Empire State Honey Producers (the NYS Bee Club), and teaches beekeeping classes.  She is a NYS Fair honey judge.

Contact us at:   Sue Garing, sgaring@verizon.net, 607-775-5041, 294 Ostrum Rd, Kirkwood, NY 13795

Photos of our products …

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Baby Bear, Glass Momma Bear, 8oz, 1 pound glass and “squeeze”, 2 pound, 3 pound, 5 pound jars filled with pure raw seasonal honey from Broome County bees!  We also make cream honey and have naturally crystallized honey.   If you like your honey right from the comb we have that too.  Enjoy “cut comb” blocks or “chuck” honey with comb and honey in one jar.

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Raw propolis from our hives in chunk, ground and tincture.   Raw fresh pollen from our hives in season, and fresh frozen pollen while supplies last. Both brought in by our bees.

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Pure Beeswax blocks, taper candles, molded candles and novelties.  Clean and slow burning.  Made by our bees.

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Corked pound and half pound “Muth” jars filled with our raw honey, shrink sealed, for a special gift.

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Homemade honey butter brittle candy made with our honey and pure butter.   Almond, Walnut, Pecan, Peanut and Hazelnut!

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Taper candles are the height or elegance.  Always made with pure local beeswax.

 

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Thinking of keeping bees yourself? Contact Sue Garing for locally raised “nucs” and queen cell splits.

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