Natural, Local Honey
Black Cat Apiary, established in 2016, is nestled among a stand of old-growth forest in Western Loudoun County. We are a small beekeeping and honey producing operation. Our bees forage on local wildflowers and flowering trees to produce wonderful tasting honey. We minimally filter our extracted honey to preserve all of the great benefits that raw honey provides.
In the future, we may also offer beeswax products such as candles.
Black Cat Apiary is owned and operated by William Dudley and Holly Eaton.
Our 2020 Harvest
While 2020 has been a disastrous year for many, it was a good year for honey. The Black Locust
trees in the area offered ample nectar this spring, and wasn't washed out by the rain as has been the case in many years. Consequently, along with other good area forage including germander, a nearby lavender field and a few other varietal wildflowers, this year's honey is quite extraordinary.
The bees are hard at work bringing in honey. So far, we've seen our hive weights grow quite nicely, so we expect a reasonable honey harvest this year; however, we won't know until we actually harvest. We typically harvest around the July 4th holidays, give or take a week or two. It all depends on the bees.
Check back here for more information soon.
Where to find our delicious honey...
Long Stone Farm
You may purchase our honey at the Long Stone Farm farm stand. Please visit their website for location and hours.
You may also check their Facebook page for availability.