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Buying local honey is a great way to support our area farmers, plus local crops and raw unpasteurized honey may possibly help some people with their local seasonal allergies. (Note: Honey should never be given to infants under age 1, due to the risk of botulism which babies this age are unable to fight off the botulism spores.)

How is honey made? The bees collect nectar from flowers in their area and bring it back to the hive. The variety of plants and flowers impact the taste of the final product – all the native wildflowers, clover, herbs and grasses give each area’s honey a unique taste and smell! The bees regurgitate the nectar which breaks down the sucrose into fructose and glucose.

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The overall bee population has been declining for many years, which can be detrimental to our global food supply. How can you help? Plant wildflowers, lavender, sunflowers, mint and other plants in your yard to help attract bees. You can even put up a man-made bee hive to shelter bees!

If you’re looking for local honey, area farmers markets are a great place to start. Big chain grocery stores like Whole Foods & Fresh Market also carry local honey.

Where to Find Local Honey in the Greater Huntsville Area

Bill’s Honey Farm

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8714 Moores Mill Rd., Meridianville, AL 35759
Phone: 256-828-4836

Bill’s Honey Farm operates on the honor system! Shop their 24/7 gift shop garage type/building has with prices on the bottles. Pay the red bucket on the plant stand. Cash or check. No sales tax. Beeswax candles are for sale too.


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  • Honey Bear 12oz $5
  • 1 lb. Plastic Squeeze $6
  • Pint Glass $10
  • 2 l.b Squeeze $12
  • Quart Glass $15
  • Gallon milk jug $50

You can even make an appointment to Bill’s honey harvesting class in the Fall! The class is usually October/November and costs $2/head to watch a harvest. It’s normally a 30 minute process and there’s a question & answer segment at the end of the class.

You can also find more local honey sold at the following places in and around Huntsville…

Scott’s Orchard
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2163 Scott Road, Hazel Green, AL 35750
Phone: 256-828-4563
– Sells orchard honey available & harvested right at Scott’s!

Madison City Farmers Market
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1088 Hughes Rd, Madison, AL
– Sells Rhoe Bee Ranch honey

Brown Farms
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384 Walnut Grove Rd, New Market, AL
– Sells Bill’s Honey Farm honey

Fresh Market in Huntsville
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4800 Whitesburg Drive, Huntsville, AL 35801
– Sells Bill’s Honey Farm honey

S&J Produce Farms
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8140 Highway 72 W, Madison, Alabama 35758
Hours: Mon-Sat: 8:30am – 6pm; Sunday: 9am – 4pm
– Sells Daltonwood Farm Honey from Hazel Green, Alabama
$12.99 small/$22 Large Jars

Whole Foods in Huntsville
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2501 Memorial Parkway, Huntsville, AL 35801
Pure Alabama Honey

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Duncan Farms
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Available through the CSA program ($50 biweekly delivery to your home). Honey in those baskets about 4 times a year. Also an option to buy at the farm. Honey harvesting classes are available. Check website or call for updates.

Mullins Orchard
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175 Oscar Patterson Rd., Meridianville, AL 35759
Phone: 256-426-7454
– You can find their honey at local farmers markets and at their farm. Honey harvesting and pollination classes are available in March.


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Harrison Brothers Hardware
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124 S Side Square, Huntsville, AL
Phone 256-536-3631
– Sells Reeder Apiary Wild Flower Honey

Save the Date! 2nd Annual Honey Festival and Farmers Market

Sunday October 4th 2-6pm
The Market at Artisans Cove-Owens Cross Roads

Observation Area to view honey bee colonies from Under Clover Apiaries educational areas. Meet bee keepers from the Tennessee Valley. Live music, food trucks and vendors.

honey candy recipe

Try These Delicious Honey Recipes!

Honey Comb Candy
1.5 Cups Sugar
½ Cup Water
3 TBS Honey
1/3 Cup Maple Syrup
4 Teaspoon Baking Soda

In a large sauce pan, pour sugar, water, maple syrup and honey into pot until boiling.
Allow to cook for 10-15 minutes. Stir frequently so it doesn’t burn. Look for a rich caramel color to form.
Take off the heat and quickly stir in 4 Teaspoons of baking soda.
The mixture will expand quickly.
Pour into sheet pan lined with oiled aluminum foil to cool.
Once cooled, break into pieces.
Dip into chocolate or eat plain. Store in airtight container.
Eat like candy or crumble and add on top of ice cream!

Cooked Ginger & Honey Carrots
Slice Carrots into even coins or sticks
Cook in a saucepan in a small amount of salted water
Cook/simmer for about 20 minutes or until tender
Drain off most water
Add Butter, fresh grated ginger, and drizzle honey add salt and stir until warm and serve.

More Honey Stir-Ins
Add to your favorite tea, like local tea favorites, Piper & Leaf or Remedy Herbs
Add to plain greek yogurt and add cinnamon to taste

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