We're Actually Local
We don't rent land over the border in Missouri or have others take care of our bees. We also don't resell other beekeepers' honey and stick our labels on their bottles. If you get honey from us, it will always be honey from OUR bees that live right here in the Ozarks of Northwest Arkansas.
We Give Back
A portion of all proceeds from our honey sales is donated to bee conservation and veteran programs. Everything else goes back to taking care of our bees. We beekeep because we love bees and providing real honey. We will never put profit ahead of our bees.
...except when we need to be hands off. We "listen" to our bees, and take care of them according to their needs. Sometimes that means leaving them alone, and sometimes it means keeping a close eye on them and everything that goes along with beekeeping and honey extraction. No one processes our honey but us.
So...Hearl's Honeybees 🤔
“how’d you get that name?”
We’re Heather and Earl, and a lot of people think honey is bee vomit. (It’s not – but it IS from their second stomach.) Hearl is a pun using our “celebrity name.” And what some may humorously call honey. We thought we’d have some fun with the spelling, and put a spin on it.
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Why we started our bee yard
A lot of places claim to sell “real” honey, but up to 90% of honey on store shelves is counterfeit and/or illegal, even though the labels say otherwise. We think that’s a bummer, so we started our bee yard to help bees, and to provide fresh, unheated, unpasteurized and real, local honey to our community. We also do not filter. The honey is only passed through a strainer to remove wax when processed. We harvest twice a year to ensure the bees have enough for their hives, and only take if the queen needs room for more laying.
We are a woman and veteran-owned apiary in the Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, registered with the state. Our bees have beautiful Beaver Lake and Hobbs State Conservation Park at our back door to do their foraging. The bees are on our land, and we personally care for them and process the honey ourselves.
For extra good vibes, our hives sit on top of quartz crystals we dug ourselves, and we practice the ancient custom ‘telling the bees’ everyday.