GilsHoneyBees

Raw honey and handmade beeswax products from Ithaca, NY

| Ithaca, New York
4,399 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

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Announcement    -- 2021 Holiday season shipping --
Please order early! This year again there will be shipping delays with all carriers, so please plan early and contact us as soon as possible with any custom orders so you will get your order delivered in time for your favorite holiday!

-- Free shipping update -- PLEASE READ --

We offer domestic free shipping in the US on orders over 35$.

If you select 'express 1-day shipping' you will be charged the extra shipping cost.

We can ship small packages internationally to most countries. Please contact us for shipping rates. Buyers are responsible to check the international customs rates and laws, as these vary in different countries.
If you are logging in from another country and shipping to a US address you may not see the 'Free Shipping' option. We will refund any shipping overage.

Please LET ME KNOW if you encounter any issues with shipping costs.
THANK YOU!

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Gil's Honey is 3 generations of beekeepers -
We are located in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of NY, nestled among organic farms and state forests.
We are proud to produce raw artisan honey - unheated and unfiltered - preserving the natural pollen, enzymes, and nutrients.
We separate honey varieties by season and location, so the honey you get comes straight from the comb! The unique flavors and aroma of each type of nectar are captured in the jar.

We use natural beekeeping methods, and our bees feed on their own honey throughout the long Northeast winter.
We also make beeswax products, such as candles, soap, and skin salves, from melted honey beeswax capping.

Announcement

Last updated on Sep 1, 2021

-- 2021 Holiday season shipping --
Please order early! This year again there will be shipping delays with all carriers, so please plan early and contact us as soon as possible with any custom orders so you will get your order delivered in time for your favorite holiday!

-- Free shipping update -- PLEASE READ --

We offer domestic free shipping in the US on orders over 35$.

If you select 'express 1-day shipping' you will be charged the extra shipping cost.

We can ship small packages internationally to most countries. Please contact us for shipping rates. Buyers are responsible to check the international customs rates and laws, as these vary in different countries.
If you are logging in from another country and shipping to a US address you may not see the 'Free Shipping' option. We will refund any shipping overage.

Please LET ME KNOW if you encounter any issues with shipping costs.
THANK YOU!

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Gil's Honey is 3 generations of beekeepers -
We are located in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of NY, nestled among organic farms and state forests.
We are proud to produce raw artisan honey - unheated and unfiltered - preserving the natural pollen, enzymes, and nutrients.
We separate honey varieties by season and location, so the honey you get comes straight from the comb! The unique flavors and aroma of each type of nectar are captured in the jar.

We use natural beekeeping methods, and our bees feed on their own honey throughout the long Northeast winter.
We also make beeswax products, such as candles, soap, and skin salves, from melted honey beeswax capping.

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New gift sets for the holidays!
We got raw honey, herbal tea, beeswax candles and lots more goodies from the honeybees
Handmade and ready to shop on time for your favorite holiday
We make raw varietal honey
Each honey variety is collected by our bees at a different season and different bee yes location
We have back in stock propolis tinctures!
Boost your immune system with all natural goodness from the honeybees
We make out tinctures alcohol-free!
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About GilsHoneyBees

Sales 4,399
On Etsy since 2014

Gil's Honeybees - real raw honey from the beehive to your jar

Gil's Honey is 3-generations of beekeepers -
We are located in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of NY, nestled among organic farms and state forests.
We are proud to produce raw artisan honey - unheated and unfiltered - preserving the natural pollen, enzymes, and nutrients.
We separate honey varieties by season and location, so the honey you get comes straight from the comb! The unique flavors and aroma of each type of nectar are captured in the jar.
Raw honey crystallizes naturally over time. To liquify, simply place an open honey jar in a bowl of warm water.
We hope you enjoy our honey!

We care for our bees using gentle pesticide-free beekeeping techniques and make sure to keep the bees healthy and happy.

We typically harvest honey 3 times a year: late Spring, summer, and Fall, and make sure to leave for the bees enough of their own honey to last through the long and harsh winter.

We collect the beeswax from the honey cappings (the bees seal the honey sells with wax caps) and then clean the wax by melting and filtering through a cheesecloth. We then use the 100% natural and clean beeswax for crafting candles, and skin-care products.

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  • Gil's Honeybees

    Owner, Maker

    We have a small beekeeping farm in Ithaca, NY we love working with our honeybees and getting our children to help and learn about the fascinating life of bees. The honey we harvest is raw, unfiltered, 100% natural and pesticide-free. Ask us any Qs!

Shop policies

Last updated on August 25, 2021
Welcome to Gil's Honeybees!
We believe in natural and pesticide-free managing of our beehives. We take good care of our bees, making sure our millions of workers are happy and healthy.
All of our products are hand-made, made by our family.
Our honey is raw, unheated, unfiltered, so it still has in it enzymes, pollen traces, and micronutrients that make honey healthier than other sugars.
Raw honey crystallizes over time, and this is normal for unheated unfiltered honey. Some honey varieties take months to crystallize, and some take only a couple of weeks.
You can re-liquify the honey, only if you wish to, by placing it in a bowl of warm water, up to 115f. Never boil or microwave the honey as it will destroy the good stuff in it!
For more info check out our website
www.GilsHoneyBees.com

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
If you are not 100% happy with your order please contact us ASAP and we will be happy to refund you.
In some cases, you will need to return the package to us with all the items unopened and in their original state. The customer is responsible to pay for return shipping.

Our honey comes in glass jars. If any break in shipping, please contact us and we will send you a free replacement.

Raw honey crystallizes naturally over time and is a sign of quality. If you prefer liquid honey you can place the jar in a bowl of warm water. Up to 115f (46c) will preserve its good qualities.
Payment
Payments should be made immediately after purchase.
I usually ship within 1-2 business days, unless this is a custom order of candles or skin lotions which may need to be prepared, and might take additional 2-3 days.

Please contact us if you need anything shipped faster!

Cancellations can be made only prior to shipping.
Shipping
We now offer free shipping in the US for orders of >35$.
If your order is less than 35$, or you chose a shipping upgrade (such as expedited 1-day shipping), or shipping outside the US you will see the calculated shipping cost in your shopping cart at checkout.
Etsy automatically calculates shipping by buyer's zip code. In some cases, the shipping cost may not be accurate, especially if you purchase multiple items.
I will refund any shipping overages over $2.
We usually ship using USPS priority mail, and all packages are tracked and insured.

We can ship most items up to 4lbs to Canada and the rest of the world for a fairly reasonable price, however, USPS provides full door-to-door package tracking only to a limited number of countries.

https://support.pirateship.com/en/articles/2094182-list-of-countries-with-usps-e-delcon-international-tracking

If you choose to ship to a country that does not have USPS International Tracking, you agree to do so at your own risk and we have no way to assist in case a package is claimed lost or undelivered.
We also advise that you check first customs laws at the destination country. The package recipient will be liable to pay any foreign tax or customs charges that may apply outside the USA.
Please contact us if you would like us to ship outside the US and do not see the option to ship to your country at checkout.
Additional policies and FAQs
We can make custom orders of any honey jar sizes and amount, beeswax candles, skin lotions/bars, and customized gift boxes.
We also make custom labels personalized for gifts, party favors, or special events.

Please contact us if you have any questions or would like to order larger quantities.
We are always happy to create custom orders for you!

More information

Last updated on Nov 4, 2017
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

We would love to customize your order! We have a variety of gift boxes, we will add to your gift box personalized messages, and can also print in some cases custom labels. Just let us know what you are looking for and we would love to help out to find what would work best for your needs!

Gift wrapping and packaging

We are happy to provide gift wrapping upon request! You can also add a free personalized message for the gift recipient

Wholesale availability

We can provide wholesale prices for most products. Please contact us if you would like to purchase large quantities.