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 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 2023, Honey & the Hive is growing and thriving. We are working to build and maintain not only our educational hives in the back of our store but also build an apiary and other hives in the local area. We plan on adding a pollinator garden to our Weaverville location, as well. 


In the near future, our staff plans to offer even more classes, as well as host community art shows, poetry nights, and other cultural pollination events. 


Visit us:

23 Merrimon Avenue
Weaverville, NC 28787

(828) 484-9466


10am - 5:30pm

10am - 3pm

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