We are excited to reveal the new logo for our honey and beeswax products! Although we loved our old logo, we decided it was time for an update. With the new logo release, we would like to share with you the story of how our business was started.
My husband and I first started beekeeping as a hobby in 2012. As our children were getting older and with new free time, I decided to enroll in my first yoga class. One day in the yoga class the subject of honey came up as the instructor was talking about how difficult it was to find local honey for his allergies. My son also suffered from terrible seasonal allergies and the idea of having my own bees to produce honey came to mind. Together with my husband, we completed a beekeeping course and purchased our first hive.
The first year that we were able to harvest honey, we gave it to friends and family who loved it. Since it was such a big hit, I decided to enter our honey in the state honey show. To enter it into the contest, I had to have a label and a name. We decided to name it “Frog Ocean Honey” since we live on Frog Ocean Road and our bees are kept on our property. Because the idea came to me while I was at yoga, I wanted the label to have a frog in a zen pose. We entered the contest and ended up winning first place in the NJ State Honey Show that year. The demand for our honey grew. We purchased more hives and thus, our business was born.
In the past six years of beekeeping, it has become less about harvesting honey and more about connecting with nature. This inspired our new logo to have more of an earthy, marsh feel representing the area in which we live, and an updated version of our iconic zen frog. We hope you love it as much as we do!
As our business continues to grow and change we remain inspired by nature.
Looking for a fun day out with the family? Come experience “A Day at the Farm” on June 4th from 11am-3pm at the Church Landing Farm Museum in Pennsville! There will be plenty to see and do. Frog Ocean Honey will have an observation hive for you to see the bees at work and maybe even catch sight of the Queen! We will also be selling honey and other hive-related products, and would love to talk bees with you. We hope to see you there.
We are very excited to announce that we will be having regular hours at the Barn, located at 99 Frog Ocean Road in Lower Alloway’s Creek Township, starting this summer! More details and store hours will be available as we get closer to the first honey harvest of the season. We look forward to seeing you at the Barn!
We would like to sincerely thank everyone for another great season! Thank you to our new and returning customers, and to everyone who voted us “Best of Salem County – locally harvested honey”.
Although the temperatures have been warm, our bees are ready for winter. Personally, we are ready for winter too! We are probably in the minority….but it’s December. We would rather see snow than rain this time of the year! Old Man Winter is right around the corner, and before we know it, we will be wishing for warmer temperatures, spring flowers, and bees buzzing around the farm! Until then, we wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy New Year!
We hope every one is enjoying the end of the summer! Please take the time to vote for local businesses in this years “Best of Salem County”. Voting has already started and will be open until September 18th. Click the
“Vote Here!” link below to vote for your favorite businesses that you think are the best! Don’t forget to vote Frog Ocean Honey as best locally harvested honey!
Science teacher Travis Davis, School Garden Coordinator Carly Chaapel, and a few SCVTS students recently completed the beginner beekeeper’s course offered at the Rutgers Eco Complex in Bordentown, NJ. After completing the course, they set up their own beehive on campus – the first high school in Salem County to own and maintain a beehive!
The schoolyard garden program at SCVTS recently won the 2015 Best Rookie Garden in the State of New Jersey! In addition to the beehive, their garden program includes two gardens, a chicken coop, and the foundation for a new greenhouse. They were judged, along with other school gardens throughout the state, by the New Jersey Department of Agriculture, Rutgers Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners, the NJ Agricultural Society, the NJ Farm to School Network, and Edible Jersey magazine.
We would like to congratulate SCVTS on having New Jersey’s Best Rookie Garden and thank you for bringing bees to your school not just for the garden, but also to educate students about the precious honey bee!