Pure Natural Honey!
Johnston Honey is a small, family-run business started in Rochester, Minnesota in 1997. Don Johnston, his wife Sharon, and their children, Jessica, Julianna, and James, started to keep a few bees to enhance pollination of an unusually large perennial garden and hobby fruit farm located on their property. Unfortunately, winters can be exceptionally harsh here in Minnesota, causing beekeepers to lose up to 90% of their colonies. With that in mind, Don decided to increase the number of hives – just in case! As he increased his number of hives each year, he also expanded the business; beyond producing high-quality honey products, he incorporated wonderful soaps, lotions, and pure beeswax candles.
After nearly 20 years, it was time for Don and Sharon to circle back to their roots in Canada, where their next endeavor has already begun to grow! Johnston Vineyard is located near Nova Scotia, Canada and will produce its second harvest this year!
Johnston Honey takes a simple approach to produce great honey each year. Give the bees what they need, a great location with easy access to food and water and let them do their work. We have had 4 successful seasons since taking over Johnston Honey producing 4,800 pounds of honey in our first year and over 10,600 pounds in 2019, a record amount for Johnston Honey! It is enjoyable to continue the Johnstons’ tradition of quality honey production as a small, family-run business. 2019 was a great year and hope for a great year in 2020. My family and I thank you for your continued support of Johnston Honey!
Thomas and Heidi Owens