Champlain Valley Apiaries Honey Queen
Champlain Valley Apiaries is a 3rd generation Vermont family owned business. Founded in 1931 by innovative beekeeper Charles Mraz, we have been producing delicious Vermont honey for over 85 years. Theirmission, along with producing the highest quality honey, is to foster sustainable agriculture and promote the importance of honeybees to our food system.
Champlain Valley Apiaries produce both liquid and raw naturally crystallized honey. The raw naturally crystallized honey is both unheated and unfiltered. Because of this, the delicious flavor and many healthy properties remain intact. Their honey is gathered from a variety of floral sources, primarily legumes such as clover, alfalfa, and birdsfoot trefoil. Bees also gather nectar from trees, dandelion, and goldenrod, among many others. Each barrel of honey we produce is a floral snapshot of a particular area at a given time. The exact makeup of the honey will vary from year to year and even from bee yard to bee yard. In order to keep a consistent product, they blend Vermont honey with other premium honey produced in the U.S. and Canada.