Natural, Local Honey


About Us

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.

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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.  

2021 Harvest

Our 2021 harvest is in and wasn't bad, considering we lost our entire apiary to a bear "disruption" in November of 2020. 

For 2021, we do have a limited supply of delicious honey from foraged local spring wildflowers and trees available in 1-pound jars and a few 1/2-pound (8 oz) jars as well.  We have a few small jars with honeycomb from our 2020 harvest.  Typically available at the Long Stone Farm farm stand.

Where to find our delicious honey...

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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.

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Market Table Bistro

While you can't buy Black Cat Apiary honey at Market Table Bistro, you can certain sample some of their drinks and culinary delights that use our honey or other delicious local honey.