The name of this product may have you asking, “What exactly is a beek?” To answer your question, it’s a bee geek. Or rather, it’s what we affectionately call the 200+ beekeepers who make up our Sioux Honey Association Co-op. They are the fathers, mothers, daughters and sons who have dedicated their lives to producing pure, natural raw honey that families all across the country can enjoy day in and day out.
Support Your Area’s Beekeepers
Every time you purchase Beek’s® honey, you’re also supporting the area’s beekeepers and bees that pollinate the surrounding supply of fruits and vegetables. So thank you. And kudos to you.
Beek’s® Local Raw California Honey is the first of soon-to-be-many Beek’s® honey options. Every bottle is sourced solely from the hives of California-based co-op members. So, from the beekeeping to the bottling, every step stays truly local.
Jim has been a member of the Sioux Honey Association Co-op since 1966. He runs a honey farm with his two brothers, Ron and John. When they were kids, their dad Tony started the family honey operation and it’s been a family-run farm ever since.
Bob got into the bee game right out of college in 1973. He now owns a honey farm with his two sons and daughter, operating around 6,000 hives. On average, those hives produce 700,000 pounds of honey a year. In addition to producing honey, his bees also help pollinate his 40 acres of almonds.
Bryan’s family honey farm runs about 10,000 hives in the Fresno Country area. Bryan is a third-generation beekeeper, and he has been a member of the Sioux Honey Association Co-op since 2002. With “beek” in his name, he was a natural-born beekeeper.
David K. Bradshaw
A member of the Sioux Honey Association Co-op since 1976, David’s father was an engineer on the Apollo Space Program at NASA before leaving all that behind to be a beekeeper. Today, when David isn’t tending to his hives, he’s engineering new gadgets to help fellow beekeepers, such as a special dolly to lift beehives.
Beek’s® Local Raw Texas Honey (Coming Soon)
Honey supplied directly from the hardworking bees and beekeepers in Texas.
Beek’s® Raw Midwest Honey (Coming Soon)
Honey gathered from all of our devoted beekeepers across the Midwest.
Beek’s® Raw Honey (Coming Soon)
A raw blend of honey from many of our 200+ U.S. family beekeepers.
Beek Family Recipe
Easy Fried Ice Cream Sundae
Our co-op beekeeper Jane uses honey on pretty much everything – chicken, veggies, you name it. But she says it's best drizzled on top of a big scoop of ice cream. Try it for yourself. Test out this Jane-approved recipe for the tastiest sundae you’ll ever have.
Who are the beeks featured on the Beek’s® honey bottles?
By now you know a “beek” is what we affectionately call our bee geeks. But here are some things you might not know about the four beeks currently featured on our Beek’s® honey bottles.
Jim Oakley – El Cajon, Calif.
Jim has been a member of the Sioux Honey Association Co-op since 1966. He runs Oakley Honey Farms with his two brothers, Ron and John. When they were kids, their dad Tony – who started the family honey operation – wrapped their hunting dog’s hurt paws in honey and tube socks. Through the healing powers of natural, pure honey, their dog was back on his feet – er, paws – in no time.
David Bradshaw – Visalia, Calif.
A member of the Sioux Honey Association Co-op since 1976, David’s father was an engineer on the Apollo Space Program at NASA before leaving all that behind to be a beekeeper. Today, when David isn’t tending to his hives, he’s engineering new gadgets to help fellow beekeepers, such as a special dolly to lift beehives that he sells on his Bradshaw Honey Farms website.
Bryan Beekman – Sanger, Calif.
Beekman’s Apiaries runs about 10,000 hives in the Fresno County area. Bryan is a third-generation beekeeper, and he has been a member of the Sioux Honey Association Co-op since 2002. Bryan says his key to success as a beekeeper – besides having “beek” in his name – is thinking like a bee and acting like a bee. “I just wish I could fly like a bee,” he says.
Bob Brandi – Merced, Calif.
Bob got into the bee game right out of college in 1973. He now owns Brandi Honey Farms – which includes his two sons and daughter – and operates around 6,000 hives. On average, those hives produce 700,000 pounds of honey a year. In addition to producing honey, his bees also help pollinate his 40 acres of almonds.
Why should I buy local honey?
Though there’s not a ton of research to support it, it’s been said that local honey can help provide allergy relief. The theory being that the bees in your vicinity will collect pollen from the plants that cause allergies. And the honey that those bees produce then acts as a sort of vaccine.
But more so, we believe it’s important to support your local honey providers. Sioux Honey Association Co-op is proud of each and every one of its 200+ independent beekeepers, and we’re excited to offer products that feature and promote those individuals within their very own communities.
How do I substitute honey for sugar?
When substituting honey for granulated sugar in recipes, begin by substituting honey for up to half of the sugar called for in the recipe. For baked goods, make sure to reduce the oven temperature by 25°F to prevent overbrowning; reduce any liquid called for by 1/4 cup for each cup of honey used and add 1/2 teaspoon baking soda for each cup of honey used. Because of its naturally high fructose content, honey has higher sweetening power than sugar. This means you can use less honey than sugar to achieve the desired sweetness.
From breakfast to dessert, a little bit of Beek’s® honey can make everything taste better.
The Sioux Honey Association Co-op started in 1921 by five humble beekeepers from Sioux City, Iowa.
Together, they formed this co-op to share equipment and resources in order to bring more honey to market. Today, there are more than 200+ independent family beekeepers that make up the co-op, and they all still do business the same way: We’re just families producing quality honey for families everywhere.
Find Your Sweetness Here
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