Smith's Honey Farm produces and sells honey, pure beeswax candles, and products using honey and beeswax. We also raise and sell nucleus colonies and queens each spring and early summer. Beekeepers can purchase queens and honeybees (nucleus colonies) from us. We want others to fall in love with beekeeping just as we did. Smith's Honey Farm was founded in 2001 as a hobby for the Smith Family. What started as a hobby has grown into a family beekeeping affair. We produce regional honey from flowers in south Mississippi. With the headquarters of the operation in Petal, MS, we have apiary locations in several locations in south MS. Our bees are able to forage many acres of woodlands, open fields, and wetlands for a variety of nectar and pollen from plants like Privet Hedge, Gallberry, Tallow, Yaupon, Peppervine, etc. In the late summer, we have bees that work the fields of cotton and soybeans in the Black Prairie Region of Mississippi. Our mission is to develop, test and use beekeeping methods that improve the health of the honey bee. We are members of the Russian Honey Bee Breeders Association, which is an association of honey bee breeders with a set of very rigorous breeding standards. We strive to manage a sustainable beekeeping system that minimizes the use of harsh chemicals and employs the natural defenses and heritable behaviors shown to improve the honeybees mite tolerance and resistance to disease, which answers the question of "why we use Russian honey bees!"
What Makes Our Products Great?A part of our mission is to provide our honey customers with the best honey that bees can produce from the wildflowers of South Mississippi. Our goals include, raising honeybees that are survivors and are high yield honey producers. Our work focuses on using the best available breeding stock, providing natural sources of forage and nutrition, and the early detection and prevention of disease and pests. Furthermore, we strive to be proactive with management decisions that minimize bee stress and results in thriving productive honeybee colonies.
What makes us most proud of producing Genuine MS products?Smith's Pure Honey is a wildflower honey made by bees belonging to the Smith Family. Our honey's distinctive flavor comes from native wildflower nectar foraged by our bees. Unlike big box store honey, our honey is not highly processed, filtered, and over-heated.
Here are a few locations where you can find our products.
Country Tyme Fruit Stand
7760 US 49, Hattiesburg, MS 39402, USA
Lil Butcher Shop
1910 Broadway Dr, Hattiesburg, MS 39402, USA