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Sweeten up your life with these local Indy honeys

What’s sweeter than honey? Getting yours from a central Indiana family-owned apiary.

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What’s your favorite summer drink or meal to add honey to?

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From tea to toast to packaged snacks and beyond, honey is having its moment in the spotlight lately. But if you didn’t know, consuming locally-produced honey in particular may have special health benefits, including a reduction in seasonal allergies.

If that sounds good to you, here are a few local apiaries that really put the honey in “the land of milk and honey.”

Garfield Honey Co.
Founded in 2017, Garfield Honey has seven apiaries and 100+ colonies under its management around Indy. In addition to selling high-quality local honey, it also offers novice beekeeping classes, and even sells its own bees which are bred for docility, disease resistance, and honey production.

Eisele’s Raw Honey
As a “Westfield tradition since 1981,” Eisele’s sells both raw and pure honey, which has been gently heated to make it translucent like your typical store-bought honey and easy to pour. The family-owned business maintains more than 2,000 registered hives.

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Fun fact: To make one pound of honey, workers in a hive have to fly a cumulative 55,000 miles and tap two million flowers.

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Hardwood Honey
Hardwood Honey owner Ross Harding has grown his hive count by saving beehives from extermination at numerous locations. The business creates and sells a variety of experimental craft products, such as honey-infused canned beverages, buckwheat honey, and uniquely-shaped candles.

Eagle Creek Apiary
If you like flavored honey, you’ll love Eagle Creek Apiary’s rose, lavender, chamomile, and hot honey infusions. It’s also one of the only local apiaries that sells bee pollen for consumption.

Haughville Honey
This small family-owned farm on the near west side cultivates honey to honor the Slovenian beekeeping tradition. It also sells a few delicious flavors of lip balm.

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