About us

Honey & the Hive is a beekeeping supply, honey, and gift shop in Weaverville, North Carolina, but our reach is much farther than that! We carry beekeeping supplies, offer classes on beekeeping, sell local honey, and make products from the hive, like propolis tincture, infused honey, and beeswax candles

 

More than just a store, we are a hive of like-minded people who love bees and pollinators and want to educate our community about how to help care for this valuable part of our ecosystem.

 

 

Our History

 

Our store was originally known as Wild Mountain Bee Supply but changed to Honey & the Hive soon after opening at our current location in January 2017. At that time, the store was managed by Sarah McKinney, a natural bee whisperer, a loving friend, and a source of inspiration and light for many. We lost Sarah in September 2020 and we miss her dearly, but the rest of the Hive continues to keep the store open, the honey flowing, and the bees buzzing in her memory.

 

Our Mural

 

We are so lucky to have a breathtakingly beautiful mural on the outside of our building painted by Matt Willey, aka The Good of the Hive, in 2016. The global art project has Matt hand-painting 50,000 honey bees in murals all around the world! Check out his site and help support him as he continues his work.

 
 

 

Our Present

 

Honey & the Hive continues to be a thriving business in downtown Weaverville, providing supplies, advice, and education for beekeepers both new and experienced. We have everything needed for the bee yard, as well as products for the home, jewelry, and art created by local bee lovers. 

 

Our shop distributes local honey from beekeepers within 100 miles of our location, so there’s always a wide range of honey from different pollen sources: Basswood, Sourwood, Wildflower, and sometimes even Kudzu! Honey & the Hive also carries house-made infused honey, which is raw, local wildflower honey infused with herbs and spices. Visit the shop to taste all the flavors of honey we have in stock! 

 

Honey & the Hive works to build a community. We offer classes on beekeeping as well as how to make and use the products of the hive, like candles, infused honey, and mead-making courses taught by local experts. We also partner with other local businesses, like Shanti Elixirs, Curaté, and Sow True Seed - carrying each other’s products and supporting each other’s events. 

 

 

Our Future

 

As of 2024, Honey & the Hive is growing and thriving. We are building and maintaining not only our educational hives in the back of our store but also building an apiary and supporting other hives in the local area. We also plan to revive the overgrown pollinator garden at our Weaverville location. 

 

Soon, our staff plans to offer even more classes and host community art shows, poetry nights, and other cultural pollination events. Have an idea to pitch? Write [email protected]!

 

Visit us:

23 Merrimon Avenue
Weaverville, NC 28787

(828) 484-9466

 

Tuesday-Friday
10am - 5:30pm

Saturday
10am - 3pm

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