Frequently AskedQuestions

  • +-Why is your name “Local Hive™”?

    We go by “Local Hive” because it highlights our main point of difference: we only bottle raw & unfiltered honey by working directly with more than 250 beekeepers across the U.S. to produce 23+ different honey blends.

  • +-Where is your honey from?

    Our honey is sourced exclusively from American beekeepers. 

  • +-Where are you located? 

    Our bottling facility is located north of Denver in the city of Greeley, CO. 

  • +-Can I buy Local Hive Honey online?

    You can purchase Local Hive Honey™ right here on our site, or on Amazon or Instacart

  • +-What if my local store doesn’t sell Local Hive Honey?

    We recommend asking for the Grocery Manager of the store and requesting that they carry it, or going to our online store to purchase

  • +-What’s the difference between the types of honey Local Hive makes? 

    The difference is the floral source the bees pollinate. The diverse flower nectars give each of our 23+ honey blends a unique flavor profile.

  • +-Where can I learn more about the health benefits of honey?

    If you have questions around the benefits of raw & unfiltered honey, check out our online store to purchase books about honey.

  • +-Are you actively contributing to bee protection and preservation?

    Yes! In fact, Local Hive has teamed up with PACE (Pollinator Awareness through Conservation and Education), a non-profit global awareness and education initiative to restore ecosystems, strengthen populations and reintroduce pollinators into native habitats around the world. We donate a portion of the proceeds from every bottle of Local Hive to the PACE initiative. Learn more about PACE here.

  • +-What if I have questions about bees or beekeeping?

    Mario Padilla, our Curatorial Entomologist and bee expert can answer any questions. Just send him an email at

  • +-I want to partner with Local Hive Honey. Where do I start?

    Email and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can. 

  • +-What pairs well with Local Hive honey?

    Honey is a great substitution for sweeteners in coffee, tea, baking, smoothies, salad dressings and sauces—and that’s just the beginning! Try topping your biscuits, ice cream, or even pizza with Local Hive for a touch of sweetness that’s just right.

  • +-What’s the difference between filtered and unfiltered honey?

    As defined by the USDA Standards for Grades of Extracted Honey, filtered honey has been filtered to the extent that all or most of the fine particles, pollen grains, air bubbles, or other materials normally found in suspension have been removed. Strained (unfiltered) honey has been strained to the extent that most of the particles, including comb, propolis, or other defects normally found in honey have removed, however, grains of pollen, small air bubbles, and very fine particles would not be removed.

  • +-What factors influence the flavor of honey?

    Honey flavors are influenced by the type of flowers from which bees gather nectar, which varies by location and time of year. No two bottles of honey are exactly alike.

  • +-What do I do if my honey has crystalized?

    All honey will naturally crystallize, given enough time, but crystallized honey is perfectly safe to eat. To get rid of unwanted crystals, submerge the bottle in warm water, being careful not to get any water inside, until the honey liquifies. This may take several hours.

  • +-What is the best way to store honey?

    Always store honey at room temperature and out of direct sunlight.

  • +-Why can’t I feed honey to babies under one year of age?

    Babies under one year of age should not be given honey. Honey can, in extremely rare circumstances, contain a spore of a bacterium called clostridium botulinum. This can cause a rare form of food poisoning (botulism) in newborn babies.

  • +-Is your bottle BPA Free?

    All Local Hive Honey products are packaged in safe, 100% BPA-free containers.