2020 Harvest
(Available Now)

Honey has been pulled from the hives and preparations are being performed to prepare the bees for winter. Chicago winters can be hard so its important that the bees are setup up well to overwinter. The pandemic has made sourcing jars at a reasonable price (4x-5x normal prices is common or stock is completely unavailable) very difficult however we are committed to ensuring we provide reusable containers. Please retain and return your jars for a $1 credit if possible.

We continue to partner with a local non profit, right next door in Old Irving, Keeler Gardens, to host two 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. A percentage of this years harvest will be from the hives at Keeler in Old Irving as well as our hives in Irving Park.

Keeler Gardens continues to host 2 of our Hives! Sloanstead provides 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. Contactless pickup can be arranged in the Irving Park neighborhood. Due to current health situation, we are not offering drop offs. Pickups are also not being offered downtown.

bee on flower

Handmade Soap, made with honey and beeswax from our hives! Please visit Nature's Trace Co. to see a wide variety of cold process soaps, inspired by our honeybees and garden.