GilsHoneyBees

Raw honey and handmade beeswax products from Ithaca, NY

Ithaca, New York
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Announcement    -- Holiday shipping update -- PLEASE READ --

The last day for Christmas delivery is December 20th 2022.
*** All orders placed after December 21st 2022 will be shipped on January 3rd 2023 ***

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We offer domestic free shipping in the US on orders over $35 shipped to the same address.

If you would like to send items to multiple shipping addresses you will need to place one order per address.
For a large number of packages please contact us first! We will send you a template for your shipping addresses and a link for a custom order so you will be able to place just one bulk order.

If you select 'express 1-day shipping' or any other shipping upgrade you will be charged the extra shipping cost.
Sometimes the automated shipping calculation is not accurate, and you will see a much higher price than the actual shipping cost.
Please contact us to inquire about shipping upgrades and shipping multiple items.
We will refund any shipping overages over $2.


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 over $2.

Please LET ME KNOW if you encounter any issues with the calculated 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 aromas 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 Dec 21, 2022

-- Holiday shipping update -- PLEASE READ --

The last day for Christmas delivery is December 20th 2022.
*** All orders placed after December 21st 2022 will be shipped on January 3rd 2023 ***

---------------------------------------------------------------------

We offer domestic free shipping in the US on orders over $35 shipped to the same address.

If you would like to send items to multiple shipping addresses you will need to place one order per address.
For a large number of packages please contact us first! We will send you a template for your shipping addresses and a link for a custom order so you will be able to place just one bulk order.

If you select 'express 1-day shipping' or any other shipping upgrade you will be charged the extra shipping cost.
Sometimes the automated shipping calculation is not accurate, and you will see a much higher price than the actual shipping cost.
Please contact us to inquire about shipping upgrades and shipping multiple items.
We will refund any shipping overages over $2.


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 over $2.

Please LET ME KNOW if you encounter any issues with the calculated 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 aromas 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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Sales 6,982
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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 January 23, 2023
Welcome to Gil's Honeybees!
We believe in natural and pesticide-free management 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, and 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

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Cancellations: accepted

Request a cancellation: within 24 hours of purchase

More information

Last updated on Dec 9, 2022

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.

Shipping address

The customer is responsible for providing a correct and valid shipping address. If the shipping address is wrong and the package is returned to sender we will issue a refund of the cost of the order minus the actual cost of shipping. Refunds will be issued as soon as the package is returned to us.

International orders

The buyer is responsible for paying all local taxes, tariffs, customs, and duties that may be charged at the country of destination

Care instructions

Please open your package as soon as you receive it and make sure everything is in good shape. Contact us ASAP if anything broke in transit so we can replace it in a timely manner.

Raw honey crystallized naturally over time and is a sign of quality. If you wish to soften or re-liquify the honey you can place the jar in a bowl of warm water until reaching the desired consistency. Temperature up to 115f will not damage the honey, and it will re-crystalize over time.
You can slow down the rate of crystallization by keeping the jar in a warm place, or NY refrigerating it.
Refrigeration is not necessary, but honey that is still liquid will crystalize slower if kept in the refrigerator.

Honey varieties

Varietal honey is separated by season and location. Different types of honey vary greatly in flavor, color, texture, and rate of crystalization.
In general, lighter honey tends to have a milder flavor than darker honey.
Varietal honey from different harvest years can vary slightly due to the natural environmental conditions that vary each year.