This year we partnered up with a local non profit, right next door in Old Irving, Keeler Gardens, to host two new hives in their community learning garden. In 2018, they installed a pollinator habit and reached out to Sloanstead to host honey bees on site to help contribute to the pollinator community. One hundred percent of this years harvest is from the hives at Keeler in Old Irving as our Irving Park hives did not produce.

Unfortunately, this year (2018) was really hard on the bees with a wet and cold spring through early summer and yields were very low. Our excess this year is very limited but as always, we are always happy to share.

Keeler Gardens hosted our 2018 Hives. Sloanstead provided all husbandry & processing

As hobbyist beekeepers, our hives produce more honey than we can personally consume. We wish to share with you our limited and precious excess. Please check out our availability on purchasing options. Chicago area buyers only. We do not ship at this time. Pickup or drop off can be arranged either downtown or in the Irving Park neighborhood.

bee on flower

Natures Trace Soap

Handmade Soap, made with honey and beeswax from our hives! Please visit Natures Trace Co to see the complete lineup!