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 located on their property.  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.

We were happy to take on the challenge of running Johnston Honey in 2016 with a lot to learn, but the drive to continue Johnston Honey’s focus on a great product! We are personally involved in every step, from managing the hives, to harvesting and bottling the honey!  Johnston Honey happily celebrated it’s 25th anniversary in 2022!

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.  With our hives nestled among newly restored prairie grasslands and large woodlands our honey has a rich and aromatic flavor!  Beekeeping is hard work, but continuing the Johnston Honey tradition of producing quality honey is very rewarding! My family and I thank you for your continued support of Johnston Honey!

Thomas and Heidi Owens of Johnston Honey