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.
On May 20 and 21st from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Salem County is hosting a FREE self-guided driving tour of 60 artists at 27 locations. There will be a variety of fine art, pottery, sculptures, paintings, jewelry, and glass along the tour. This year’s theme is “Through Our Looking Glass”, a celebration of Salem County’s history as the birthplace of glass-making in the USA!
We are excited to be on the tour this year. Join us at The Barn (site #9) for honey tasting, live painting by local artist Mary Wolfe, and blacksmithing demonstrations by Blacksmith Ken Blades! While at The Barn, you can shop for all of your honey needs and one of a kind finds by: Educators for Change, Rag & Bone Farm, and naturalist Shawn Vazquez. We will have an observation hive on display (weather permitting) for you to see our bees at work through our looking glass.
If you would like more information about the tour, visit www.artsinbloomnj.com.
We hope to see you at The Barn!
We are sold out of our 2016 Frog Ocean Honey and our farm shop is closed for the season. We would like to thank you for your business and wish you a happy and healthy holiday season! We look forward to seeing you in the spring of 2017!
We are excited to announce that we have our first harvest of the season and once again have honey available for purchase! Our honey is extracted in small batches so we will be labeling each bottle with a “bottled on” date, along with a batch number. We have available: 1lb glass jars ($8.00), 1lb plastic squeeze bottles ($8.00), and 2 oz bears/hex glass jars ($2.00). If you would like to purchase honey or any of our other natural beeswax products, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to set a time for pick-up at the honey shop. Our honey shop, located in the barn at 99 Frog Ocean Road, is set to open soon this summer. We will be sharing more details about the shop as the grand opening approaches.
Thank you for supporting your local beekeeper!