The Humble bee Honey Company is a Father’s legacy to his Daughter. He was an avid gardener who became a beekeeper by chance. She had a free range childhood, grew up spending most of her time outdoors climbing trees, collecting insects in jars, gathering vegetables from his gardens, and watching him tend to his bees.
Her Father believed that a good day always begins and ends with dirty hands and feet. He was right!
If outdoors, you can always find him in his garden or inside his hives. He took great pride in showing off the latest seedling or bloom in his garden and of course showing of his amazing honey bees.
The Humble Bee Honey Company and it's apiaries was established in 2010. We are members of the Connecticut Farm Bureau, The Backyard Beekeeper's Association, The Eastern Apicultural Society , and The American beekeeping Federation. Are hives are registered with the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station as per Connecticut State law.
Our apiaries are designed for the health and livelihood of our honey bees , with beautiful flowering gardens, a wonderful vegetable garden, and flowing water ponds.
We support natures principles and practice a calm and peaceful, sustainable approach to beekeeping and sustainable Agriculture. No Bees, No Farms, No Foods. We believe strongly in the 4 pillars of honey bee hive management and they are , 1. Nutrition and Health, 2 Honey and Pollination, 3. Varroa and Integrative Pest Management , 4. and Winter Management. Grow gardens not lawns. A healthy sustainable Agricultural environment benefits everyone
We hold true to the traditional values in Beekeeping and we make every effort to be a valuable resource to Beekeepers old and new as well as gardeners young and old.
We produce and bottle our own honey and raw pollen. We have our own skincare product line dedicated to our Honey Bees. We are proud to be American Made! Our Honey is sold in grocery stores as well as through our on line store.
The Hive @ The Pin, a Humble Bee Honey Company Honey Honey House and Farm Store is our new Brick and Mortar location that opened August 2020. Our new Honey House and Farm store boasts an eight frame observation hive that's the focal point of our Farm Store. The colony of honey bees live at the Farm store and exit out of the side of the building that faces Main Street in Oakville. We sell our local honey and fine skincare products. We have a full honey straw bar in the middle of the Farm store. We specialize in local Connecticut products and even have a gourmet food section. We also have a wonderful gift selection for that special gift for that important person in your life. Our Honey House is now on the premises is where we extract and bottle our delicious honey and honey products.
Our Skin care products are made from the finest butters and oils . All our products are made in small batches to ensure highest quality product. Our honey is a product of Litchfield County Connecticut. We are Connecticut grown.
Our company is based on the belief that our customers' needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals.
The Hive @ The Pin
A Humble Bee Honey Company Honey House and Farm Store
20 Main Street Oakville (The Old Pinshop) (Former Hardcore Cupcake space)
We have contactless pickup and delivery options available
If our posted hours don't accommodate your schedule, feel free to call us direct and we would bee happy to accommodate you.
We are a Farm. Our Honey Bees are considered livestock. Our calling hours are dependent on our farming schedule. We have several Farming locations and Monday Through Thursday we maintain our apiaries when in season, and extract honey and produce products. We can always be reached through our mobile office at 203-565-5057. We make every effort to be available via telephone, email or by appointment. If you have reached our voice mail please leave a message and your telephone call will be returned within 48 hours or sooner during the warm season or within 24 hours during the cooler season. If we cannot help you we will make every effort to direct your concerns to someone who can.
We are Beekeepers and Humanitarians first and foremost!
Mon – closed
Tuesday - closed
Wednesday through Thursday 4 pm to 7 pm
Friday 1pm to 6 pm
Sat: 1:30 am to 4 pm
Sun: 11:30 am to 4:30 pm
Thanksgiving 4 pm - 7 pm
Black Friday 9:30 - 6pm
Otherwise by Appointment call 203-565-5057 . We will do our very best to accommodate.
PICK UP OPTIONS AND DELIVERY OPTIONS AVAILABLE ASK FOR DETAILS!!
(open hours subject to change)