Local Honey in Frederick, Md

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In this post, I’m going to give you a list of places right here in Frederick County who offer local honey.

Sure, one obvious benefit of honey is that it’s a natural sweetener that tastes so good in your tea, on top of your oatmeal, mixed with butter (Mmm!), and numerous recipes. 

However, in recent years, more and more research has been done to explain why local honey is way more beneficial health-wise than just any old store-bought honey.

Is Local Honey Good For You?

Actually, yes, there are several major benefits for using local, raw honey (unprocessed & pure) vs. heated and pasteurized honey sold in stores.

Particularly, based on this Livestrong article local honey can:

  • Protect you from seasonal, pollen-related allergies
  • Provide you with powerful antioxidants & cancer-fighting phytonutrients
  • Aid in digestion
  • Boost your vitamin & mineral intake
  • Be applied topically to treat burns
  • Treat upper respiratory infections including a cough

However, this same article stresses that there can be side effects to eating raw honey including food poisoning, allergies, and intoxication.

Yikes!

So, my advice is to start out trying it in very small doses until you know that you won’t get these side effects.

Local Honey Farms in Frederick County

So the big question is: Are there honey farms in Frederick County?

And the resounding answer is yes!

As a matter of fact, honey farms, also called apiaries or bee yards, are abundant here in these parts!

Hyperlocal, Local, & Regional Honey

The difference between hyperlocal, local, & regional hive honey depends on the distance a particular apiary is located to your home.

Hyperlocal honey is honey that is produced within 5 miles of your home. This honey is best for allergens.

On the other hand, local honey is honey that is produced within 25 miles of your home.

Finally, regional honey is honey that is produced more than 25 miles from your home. Regional honey is much better than honey from other states, but not technically considered “local”.

Included in this list are local apiaries, places where bees and beehives are kept, as well as local stores and markets.

I’ve organized them in alphabetical order and included several of the owners’ comments about their honey.

As always, before you head out to buy a bottle, be sure to check business Facebook pages or give them a call on the phone to confirm that they indeed have their honey available.

1. Allen’s Apiary

Allen’s Apiary
9980 Harvest Dr
Frederick, MD 21702
(240) 409-3589

2. Bee Better Apiary

Bee Better Apiary
Photo credit: Bee Better Apiary

Bee Better Apiary
Frederick, Md 21702 (Near Frederick Community College)
443-417-6599

“All of our small batch honey is raw and unfiltered (meaning it is never heated or filtered through heavy commercial processing).”

“We do not have a store front and only sell our honey online. We do offer local pick-up through our site.”

3. B-T’s Honey Bees & Garden

Local Honey in Frederick, Md
Photo credit: B-T’s Honey Bees & Garden

B-T’s Honey Bees & Garden
Middletown, Md 21769

“My honey is raw and unfiltered, so it contains local pollen. My bee hives are located in Middletown and six hives are hosted on an organic berry farm.”

“I mostly sell by porch pickup or drop off. I can be contacted thru my Facebook page or my email. [email protected] I will have honey at the Frederick Fair with Frederick County Beekeepers Association. A farm in Mt Airy sells my honey at farmers markets. I’m currently looking for more partners to help sell.”

“I’m a backyard beekeeper and a Maryland cottage business. I decided to expand my hobby into a small business. Last year I only had 100 pounds of Honey to sell. This year I’m close to 400 pounds.”

4. Cannon Apiary

Cannon Apiary
Frederick, Md

5. Catoctin Mountain Orchard

Catoctin Mountain Orchard  – Honey is produced by Johnston S. Apiaries Inc. in Walkersville, MD
15036 N Franklinville Rd
Thurmont, MD 21788
(301) 271-2737

6. Coppermine Combs Apiary

Coppermine Combs Apiary
Photo credit: Coppermine Combs Apiary

Coppermine Combs Apiary
Woodsboro, Md

“It’s all 100% local raw honey. We don’t buy additional from anyone else to meet customer demand, or re-label honey from another area/beekeeper.”

7. Corn Crib Honey Co.

Local Honey in Frederick, Md
Photo credit: Corn Crib Honey Co.

Corn Crib Honey Co.
Frederick, Md

“My name is Jessica , I own Corn Crib Honey Co. I started beekeeping two years ago.  My honey will be available at Winterbrook Farms in Thurmont Fall Market. I started selling honey (it sells out fast!) but enjoyed selling and started to make lip balm, sell earrings and tees too. We renovated a camper and travel to events around Frederick Co. I have a lot of fun with it and we have met a lot of nice people!”

8. Dry Run Farm

Dry Run Farm
12442 Wolfsville Rd
Myersville, MD 21773
(301) 508-7252

9. Dublin Roasters

Dublin Roasters
Photo Credit: Sarah Rachael Studios

Dublin Roasters – Honey is produced by H.T. Krantz Honey Co.
1780 N Market St
Frederick, MD 21701
(301) 228-9367

10. Fox Haven Farm & Learning Center

Fox Haven Farm & Learning Center
3630 Poffenberger Rd
Jefferson, MD 21755
(240) 490-5484

11. Gateway Market & Candyland

Gateway Market & Candyland – Honey is produced by Lord Byron’s Apiary in Thurmont, Md
14802 N Franklinville Rd
Thurmont, MD 21788
(301) 271-2322

12. Hawkins Produce

Hawkins Produce
Photo credit: Hawkins Produce

Hawkins Produce – Honey is produced by Cannon Apiary in Frederick, Md
11616 Old National Pike
New Market, MD 21774
240-781-9173

13. H.T. Krantz Honey Co.

Local Honey in Frederick, Md
Photo Credit: H.T. Krantz Honey Co.

H.T. Krantz Honey Co.
11357 Green Valley Rd
Union Bridge, MD 21791
301-388-5444

“We have a small storefront here which is open to self service 7 days a week.”

14. Johnston S. Apiaries

Johnston S. Apiaries
8400 Cub Hunt Court
Walkersville, MD 21793-9321
(301) 898-7211

15. Lord Byron’s Apiary

Lord Byron’s Apiary
P.O. Box 242
Thurmont, Md 21788
(301) 271-9057

16. Mid-Maryland Farm Market

Local Honey in Frederick, Md
Photo credit: Mid-Maryland Farm Market

Mid-Maryland Farm Market – Wildflower honey from Spruce Run Farm
102 W Main St
Middletown, MD 21769
(301) 302-4500

“Our Wildflower honey is raw (unheated/processed which kills off all the good stuff) Our honey is pure, we add nothing to it. It is filtered to get out impurities. Our honey is local, produced by bees in Wolfsville. Kenny has been keeping bees since he was 7 or 8 years old…if you have questions for him, I’m sure he’s willing to help. Our honey from Spruce Run Farm can be found at Mid-Maryland Farm Market as well as Brunswick Main Street Farmers Market, Middletown Farmers Market, and Myersville Farmers Market.”

17. New Horizons Apiaries & Farm

Local Honey in Frederick, Md
Photo credit: New Horizons Apiaries & Farm

New Horizons Apiaries & Farm
2738 Loch Haven Dr
Ijamsville, MD 21754
(240) 899-4094

18. Orchid Cellar Meadery & Winery

Orchid Cellar Meadery & Winery
8546 Pete Wiles Rd
Middletown, MD 21769
(301) 473-3568

19. Scravel Creek Farm

Local Honey in Frederick, Md
Photo credit: Scravel Creek Farm

Scravel Creek Farm
10708 Easterday Rd
Myersville, MD 21773
(301) 508-0220

“We do not use and chemicals of any sort on our property. Not even when we wash our cars.”

20. Spruce Run Farm

Spruce Run Farm
12924 Spruce Run Rd
Myersville, MD 21773
(301) 293-1070

21. Sycamore Spring Farm

Sycamore Spring Farm
6003 Elmer Derr Rd
Frederick, MD 21703
(301) 788-6980

22. The Bee Folks

The Bee Folks
16836 Frederick Rd
Mt Airy, MD 21771
(410) 489-6091

23. The Common Market

The Common Market – Honey is produced by Allen’s Apiary in Thurmont, Md
927 W 7th St
Frederick, MD 21701
(301) 663-3416

24. The Dutch Plant Farm

The Dutch Plant Farm – Honey is produced by Lord Byron’s Apiary in Thurmont, Md
151 Baughmans Ln
Frederick, MD 21702
(301) 694-7012

25. Wegmans

Wegmans – Honey is produced by Lord Byron’s Apiary in Thurmont, Md
7830 Wormans Mill Rd
Frederick, MD 21701
(240) 575-7300

Finally, don’t forget all the farmer’s markets in Frederick County where local honey is sold.

And if you’re looking for recipes to add your local honey to, here’s some inspiration!

Ayse Meze Fried Brussels Sprouts

Almond Flour Banana Bread with Walnuts

Rotisserie Chicken Salad with Almond Dressing

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