• The best honey in town!! Must have!!

    Harry Berg
    September 16, 2020

    We had a great experience the first time when I came out with my kids and we had a small tour along with explanation. Returned today to purchase more honey for... read more

    Mira Kuyunov
    September 21, 2022

    Fantastic honey and wonderful people.

    Willie Girten
    September 16, 2020
  • This Honey is Awesome , I have bought Honey From Brighton on multiple occasions and will continue, Wife and Daughter love it to, I highly recommend you give it a... read more

    Brian Weerbrouck
    September 16, 2020

    Ward is incredibly knowledgeable about honey, and I learned more about bees and beekeeping in an hour than I think I have learned in my whole life. His honey... read more

    Liam McMahon
    October 20, 2021

    Excellent service great product honey was amazing I highly recommend it to

    September 16, 2020
  • Excellent raw honey! I was looking for a local place to buy raw honey and I found it here!! The honey is soooo delicious and good. I will be buying... read more

    Chad Gillikin
    September 16, 2020

    My wife and I took our two young grandsons to learn about beekeeping, and Ward was wonderfully accommodating. He did a great job showing and talking about the bees and... read more

    David Meade
    September 16, 2021

    spectacular honey from very kind friendly people.

    Martha Graham
    September 16, 2020
  • We were in town for parent's weekend at R.I.T. and were looking for something different to do outdoors. I called Brighton Honey to inquire about a visit to the apiary... read more

    October 22, 2021

    Great local honey, from an environmentally conscientious apiculturist.

    September 16, 2019

    Ward is a bee SAVIOR! He came to the golf course I work at and rather than exterminating a giant swarm of honeybees he tricked them into a box and... read more

    Jenna Carey
    September 16, 2021
  • Absolutely amazing tasting honey! I was able to get a tour and everything was very clean. Ward's knowledge on beekeeping is unmatched and he doesn't just do honey. I was... read more

    David Buzzella
    October 28, 2021

    Love locally sourced

    Tammy Bryant
    December 26, 2022

    Great local product. Above and beyond customer service-----

    Gross Profit
    September 16, 2020
  • I found this place online on Friday evening and was able to “schedule” a time to show up for a short tour the next day. Ward is extremely welcoming not... read more

    David Kensek
    August 1, 2021

    Great beekeeper and incredible honey!

    Elizabeth Kellman
    September 16, 2020

    The snow covered hives are beautiful. The birds abound at the feeders. A small piece of solitude where the cats peacefully sleep.

    Alden Graham
    September 16, 2020

Natural Raw Local Wildflower Honey

Located in the town of Brighton just outside Rochester, New York is our apiary and gardens. At Brighton Honey, we are passionate about honey and pride ourselves on producing locally sourced wildflower honey without chemicals, antibiotics, or pesticides. It's natural, raw honey sourced from my hives. If you are looking for local honey please contact us or you can purchase honey online. If you want to stop by to purchase honey and you can see the bees hard at work. Brighton Honey is 100% pure, raw, unfiltered, all-natural, and is never heat-treated. If you hold it up to the sunlight you can see specks of pollen grains and tiny pieces of white beeswax, something that missing in processed or imported honey typically from the supermarket.

If you are looking for honey in the Hudson Valley please see visit my brother's site West Nyack Honey

Some Interesting Honey Facts

Honey is a natural plant product gathered by bees and is:

  • Naturally vegan
  • Naturally kosher
  • A near-zero carbon footprint source of concentrated energy!
  • What is honey?
    What is honey? Honey is concentrated flower nectar that has been processed by bees. The bees ingest the nectar and enzymes break down complex sugars into simple sugars. The bees then place the honey in wax cells and fan it with their wings to remove the excess moisture. Honey is 80% natural sugar, mostly fructose, and glucose. Honey is much sweeter than table sugar.
  • What is local honey?

    Local honey can be considered local to the region where the nectar is gathered and its source. The region is based on geography along with the tree cover and wildflower mix. Most of the nectar in the spring is from trees while the fall honey is from fall wildflowers.

  • Will honey help my cough?

    Will honey help my cough? Yes! Honey is a long-trusted remedy for temporary relief from coughing. Honey has also been shown to be more effective in treating children’s coughs than over the counter cough medicines.

  • How many calories in honey?

    How many calories in honey? Each tablespoon of honey contains about 60 calories. Honey has a healthy glycemic index (GI) because its simple sugars are gradually absorbed into the bloodstream. It may be better than some other sweeteners for those who need to watch their sugar intake.

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  • What is raw honey?

    Raw honey is honey that is taken directly from the hive without heat stabilization or additives. Raw honey will naturally crystallize over time.

  • What is Honeycomb?

    A honeycomb is a structure of a hexagonal lattice of cells made from wax that honeybees use for honey storage and brood rearing. Honeycomb is a delicacy and honey that is sealed in beeswax cells is the purest form of raw honey. The wax has little or no nutritional value and will pass through our gut without issue. For more information: Wikipedia link

    Raw Cut Honeycomb; Raw Comb Honey Spring Light

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Humans have been consuming honey for thousands of years and in the geological infancy of hominids, honey would have been the only significant source of concentrated energy available. Honey was highly sought after and was considered an extremely extravagant gift in early civilizations. Honey has been used for medical purposes, trade, fermented as a beverage, and of course to sweeten tea. Honey is gathered as a crop by unique farmers called Beekeepers and the farm is called an Apiary. Beekeeping is the process of providing essential shelter and security for bees saving them work and energy. This protection and tending allow for the robbing of honey for human consumption. Beekeeping has been around for centuries and is one of the most important agricultural practices. We want to show you why beekeeping is so important and how you can get started with it.

Natural Honey is a highly concentrated solution of sugars from flower nectar or a solution that has reached supersaturation.. The complex flavors of local honey are a unique combination of the flora within a geographic location and the influences of climate and soil. Flower nectar is the treat or payment to bees provided by plants in trade for pollination. Honeybees drive off the water concentrating the nectar which accomplishes two major objectives of saving space and naturally creating a substance that protects the sugars from spoiling.

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Honey has been gathered and used by humans for over 10,000 years. It was even found in the tomb of King Tutankhamun. The ancient Egyptians were not only well aware of honey’s medicinal properties but also produced mead, a fermented alcoholic beverage made from honey. Honey is still used medicinally today and many people believe that it has health benefits including treating allergies, wounds and burns as well as having antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. In addition to being delicious and nutritious, honey is a natural product with multiple uses beyond eating it out of the jar! It can be used as a sweetener in recipes or beverages, as an ingredient in DIY beauty products or added to your skincare routine. You can even use it around the house as a cleaning agent or household remedy.

Be nice to bees!

Unlike other bee-like insects, honeybees are vegetarians and don’t like to be around humans. The only reason honeybees may be interested in you is they smell something sweet perhaps perfume or conditioner. Never swat at bees. If you ever see a clump of bees please make a beekeeper happy and give them a call and let them rescue the bees.

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  • Gene Fleming

    Local honey!

  • Alejandro Perez

    Brighton Honey has adorable, simple packaging with delicious honey inside. My three kids have had sore throats from colds and are delighted to have a little of Brighton Honey on a spoon to help soothe their coughs. I love that I know this honey comes from a small producer and that care goes into the bee keeping, harvesting and packaging of the honey. The honey arrived quickly after ordering and we will be placing an order again!

  • Kenneth Barnett

    Whenever I visit Rochester or pass by along the thruway I always make time to visit and buy some honey. The honey is amazing and Ward is brilliant. Ward can provide some great conversation and he full of ideas and can advise on most any topic. Amazing that he know so much about bees.

  • Linda Cochrane

    The health benefits of raw honey is one reason that we buy our honey from Brighton honey. Honestly if it had no health benefit at all we would still buy this honey, it is simply delicious. I have it in my tea every morning and my husband likes it on his cheerios. It makes the most amazing honey mustard and I have used it as a drizzle over roasted carrots. I buy several jars a year and have been purchasing honey from Brighton honey for a few years now. I bought the last jar of the Spring honey this year and was a bit concerned that I would run out before the fall honey had been harvested, thankfully I did not. The honey is always fresh even though it can be stored for long periods of time. Honey comb makes a wonderful natural substitute for sugar making it diabetic friendly. Last but not least I would like to thank Ward and his family for all the efforts required to supply his neighbors and community with these amazing products. As you can see from the photo we use a good bit of honey. The three jars in the photo have been purchased over the last 6 months. Ward please Bee kind and save the last jar for me!

  • Tammy Bryant

    Love locally sourced