Made By Bees Crafted By Hudson Hives
Hudson Hives Bee Different
When we started Hudson Hives 3 years ago, we knew we wanted to build our apiary a little differently. Sustainability, community and care are our three founding principles, and we practice each of these in every aspect of our business. While many other beekeepers might see bees as a commercial opportunity, and honey as nothing more than a commodity, we see it as something greater.
Beekeeping, and honey production are some of the oldest practices in civilization. The ancient Egyptians kept bees, and so we see our humble operation as part of a long and wonderful lineage that stretches back thousands of years. Our approach means we neither use our bees for commercial pollinating operations, nor dilute our honey with artificial additives. Instead, we focus on letting our bees roam and forage freely. Our hives are located on our biodynamic farm, which has herb & flower gardens, as well as carefully selected neighboring backyard gardens, orchards and local farms.
We believe that this not only creates a better product, but is best for our bees’ health, which is reflective of who we are. Just as Mother Nature intended, our honey is raw, unfiltered, unpasteurized, and harvested in micro batches which retains all of the antioxidants, amino acids and pollen that is lost in large-scale produced honey. Each honey is unique in color, aroma and flavor as a result of the nectar and pollen collected by our bees. Finally, we support other local beekeepers in our community. This not only lets us offer a broader range of varietals, but also, it ensures that our community, like the hives it supports, remains strong and healthy.
Stephen & Jen
Hudson & Wife
Beekeeper & Herbalist
Founders & Owners