We started Northwood Honey in 2017, turning a beekeeping hobby into a local enterprise. We started with two hives on Northwood Avenue in Brookwood Hills in South Buckhead Atlanta in 2015. Since then, we have grown to 10 hives on Northwood Avenue. Partner, Mickey Anderson, has 12 hives on his farm in Dallas, Georgia. Christy and Jefferson met Mickey through the Metro Atlanta Beekeeper’s Association. Mickey helped them become seasoned beekeepers. Mickey has recently retired from the FDA and has a Masters in Entomology, and has worked for commercial beekeepers throughout his career. Fortunately, Mickey lives on a farm with many Sourwood trees. In 2019 we started moving a few of our Northwood hives to Mickey’s farm during the Sourwood flow to get as much of pure Sourwood Honey as we could. Based on the color of the honey and a visual inspection of the bees during foraging, we think it also has a bit of Sumac and Clover.
Because our harvests grew from pints to gallons, we went through the process to become certified with the Georgia Department of Agriculture to wholesale our honey. We give our wholesalers a break on pricing since they buy in bulk. Our honey may be a little more expensive than others, but we only use organic methods, and spend a lot of time making sure that our honey is handled and bottled in the most hygienic way possible. Plus, our infusions are creative and our labelling is fantastic.
We can deliver to stores in Atlanta, Clayton, Cashiers, Highlands, and Greenville SC with plenty of notice. And we love providing our Brookwood Hills and Mountaintop neighbors directly with local honey.