Special Notice to our Customers regarding the current COVID19 Pandemic: We are OPEN to serve you. Please respect social distancing rules, wear a mask, do not bring groups of people, and remain home if you are ill. Feel free to call us with any questions.
Apiary Tours & Educational Seminars:
Effective immediately we will be suspending tours, seminars, and family education in our apiaries until further notice. Due to the unique nature of the current COVID 19 pandemic and our respect for the health of our treasured clientele and ourselves, we must put these safety measures in place.
It would be quite difficult to bring the inexperienced novice into our apiary, clothe them with protective gear during these warm days and expect them to also don ppe/mask, goggles, and gloves while also maintaining social distancing.
In anticipation, we thank you for your support and understanding during these difficult times. Once we get the ‘All Clear’ we will post and resume tours and education once again. Stay healthy and please practice ‘Social Distancing’ and don ‘The masks when in company of others.
Please note, we will continue selling honey and related products to healthy individuals wearing masks.
We are a family owned and operated apiary in Fairfield, CT. Our mission is to offer the highest quality products and services to our community while doing our small part to save the environment. We specialize in swarm retrieval and removal, hive set-up and colony management, consultations and much more. We sell pure raw honey harvested from our own hives.
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Our usual spring and summer hours are between 9 and 5:30 during the week and 10 to 5:30 on the weekends. However, the apiary is also our home so sometimes we both need to leave the premises together for appointments or shopping. To be sure we are here to help you, call Kathy at 203-371-4657 for honey & candle sales or Chris at 203-371-6448 for bee questions, wooden ware, swarm retrieval, or colony evaluations and maintenance. Another good indicator is whether we have the Local Honey sign out at the end of our driveway near the street (although sometimes we are home and available even when the sign isn't out).
We realize this is different from a usual retail situation, but we would love to meet you and show you our honey selections or talk 'bees'. So, thanks for your patience and flexibility : )
Chris and Kathy
State of Connecticut Honey Bee Registration Certificate ENHB.30
As we approach the September Jewish holidays you may be planning to make your honey cake recipe. You may also plan to dip apple slices in honey during the prayers offered during Rosh Hashanah.. All of the raw local honey sold at Monkey's Pocket Apiary is certified kosher by by Vaad HaKashrus of Fairfield County. We invite you to call Kathy at 203.371.4657 to ensure we will be home to meet your holy day needs.
Flowers, grasses, and trees bring smiles to our faces after the snow and ice of winter. However, for many people, fall grasses and colorful leaves on the trees can cause cause allergic reactions such as itchy eyes, sneezing, and coughing. Many people find that eating local raw honey improves their symptoms. This has been validated by many researchers (and also by many of our clients who take one or more teaspoons of honey every day). Local unprocessed honey contains tiny amounts of local tree, grass, and flower pollen - honey bees collect the pollen and transform it into honey. When you buy local raw (unprocessed) honey, you are getting small amounts of local pollen.
According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, the idea behind eating honey is kind of like gradually vaccinating the body against allergens, a process called immunotherapy. Honey contains a variety of the same pollen spores that give allergy sufferers so much trouble when flowers and grasses are in bloom. Introducing these spores into the body in small amounts by eating honey should make the body accustomed to their presence and decrease the chance an immune system response, such as the release of histamine, will occur.
The best part is that you can enjoy the delicious taste of honey while relieving those pesky allergy symptoms!
Please note: babies under the age of one year should not ingest local raw honey.
Stop by and see us at the Apiary, located at 2788 Black Rock Turnpike in Fairfield. You will see our big farm wagon with bright yellow wheels! When we are open, you will see "Local Raw Honey" signs near the road. This is also our home, so just walk all the way up the driveway to the side house door and ring the doorbell. You may choose to call before you visit (203.371.4657) to make sure we are home.
Here you will find our complete line of products, including raw wildflower, clover, and buckwheat honey, 100% beeswax candles, and other unique products.
Visit our new friends Scott, Ken, and Susan at Black Rock Pharmacy located at 1838 Black Rock Turnpike Fairfield. This brand new community pharmacy offers exceptional personalized service and carries a selection of our raw, local honey.
Visit our dear friends at Knecht's Garage at 101 Monroe Turnpike Trumbull CT (203) 268-6284.
This longtime pillar of the Trumbull /Monroe community now carries our Clover, Wildflower, and Buckwheat honey. The Knecht family is like family to us - give a special shout out to Don when you are there!
Purchase our raw wildflower honey at In Touch Therapeutic Bodyworks located at 35 Nutmeg Drive #102 in Trumbull. Enjoy a relaxing massage by Barbara or Jodie, state and nationally certified therapeutic massage therapists. Call 203.944.0333 for directions.
We welcome our newest retail partner The Pantry, located at 1580 Post Rd, Fairfield. Stop in to say hello to Kirsten, browse their delicious culinary offerings, and pick up some of our Wildflower honey
Perhaps there is an upcoming wedding, shower, or corporate event in your future. Nothing says that your guests are special like a gift from nature’s hardest worker, the honey bee. Four ounce hex jars of local raw wildflower honey are the perfect gift for attendees. They are affordable, thoughtful, and delicious. Place an order for 24+ jars and receive a special price of $3.75 each. You have enough other work to do in preparation for your special day – leave this job to us!
Call Kathy at 203-371-4657