We are not a large-scale, commercial apiary. We do NOT sell "commodity" honey wholesale or to commercial middlemen. Instead, we have a smaller, sustainable number of hives that are lovingly maintained and cared for to ensure our bees have the healthiest environment and "home life" possible. Our artisanal honey is limited in quantity, so let us know you're interested by signing up above and we'll keep you posted as soon as we have our next harvest!
The best honey comes from a highly diversified mix of wildflowers, grasses (such as clovers and alfalfa), and trees. Irish Acres Farm has plenty of everything and so does the surrounding countryside! And our happy bees are NOT fed sugar or high-fructose corn syrup, nor are they treated with chemicals. Your honey will be full of pollen and other natural goodness - as nature intended it!
We cannot be USDA-certified "organic," nor can anyone else in the U.S. given how far bees forage, but we are Certified Naturally Grown, so you know our bees are cared for without chemicals, antibiotics, or other treatments. We also do not feed them sugar or high-fructose corn syrup as do so many commercial operations. They're all natural and so are their honey products! Read more about us here.
Irish Acres Honey products for sale in the farmer's market.
Our 2018 honey harvest sold out quickly, so sign up for our newsletter to be notified about the 2019 harvest. We harvest honey in the spring and fall, so make sure you get notified! When honey is available, there will be a "buy now" button visible. Please sign up so we can let you know when the bees are ready to share with you!
Our honey is packed in beautiful "Muth" bottles designed for honey. They were created in Cincinnati in 1879, and are still true to their original design with an old-fashioned "skep" on the bottle. These jars are almost "local" for Kentucky honey. Beautiful and traditional, you'll want to save these jars! Please note that honey is sold by weight, not by volume.
One pound of golden, rich, raw artisanal honey loaded with pollen in a corked Muth jar, sealed in beeswax, and with a descriptive tag attached. No labels on the bottle so the view is not obstructed!
Same as above, but in a smaller Muth jar. This size is good for the office or to carry on a picnic!
This modest little Muth jar is perfect for gift-giving, sampling, or to stuff a stocking at Christmas! Like the larger versions, the 4 oz size is packed with the same golden treasure and the same attention to detail with a beeswax seal around the cork and a descriptive tag.
Some people like to get their honey in a jar with a bit of comb included. Since our bees live in a chemical-free, treatment free environment, you can be sure their wax is not laced with chemicals from the apiary. The comb is delicious and healthy!
"Chunk" honey is a piece of the raw honeycomb straight from the hive, immersed in our raw, artisanal honey. Honeycomb can be spread on toast, eaten raw, enjoyed with fruit or cheese, or even dipped in chocolate! This is a nice way to get the best of everything from the hive. And it all comes from chemical-free bees!
A rectangle of thick, delicious, honey-packed honeycomb cut right from the hive. This is as pure and natural as it gets! Our chemical-free hives produce the purest possible product as they are never fed sugar, are not treated with chemicals or antibiotics, and all the wax and honey comes direct from the trees and flowers surrounding the apiary. Cut comb can be added to tea, spread on toast, eaten with a spoon, or held in the hand and eaten like candy! No matter how you take it, it's amazing!
We sell this by weight ($30/lb) with pieces cut to fit pint-size Mason Jars. Pieces are typically a half-pound or less by weight.