Each honey has a distinct flavor...and a unique story.
We pride ourselves in having distinct, location-specific honey. We are pleased to share with you these local specialties, which come from all across Minnesota.
TREE PARTY HONEY
Complex. Floral. Herbal. Good with tea.
These apiaries, located in Nevis and Akeley, MN among lakes, ponds, and bogs, are interspersed throughout the rolling hills of the North Woods. This land is covered in oak, maple, aspen, basswood, red and white pines. The name is inspired by the surroundings and by Travis Bolton’s band, Tree Party (treepartymusic.com).
Refreshing. Natural. Crisp. Good on toast.
This honey comes from Chiara Bolton’s 86-year-old grandfather’s hives, located in his North Oaks backyard, and from other apiaries throughout Washington County. Milton Benham owned Circle B Western Wear in Monahans, Tx and is a renowned woodworker. Together with his wife of 68 years, Rene (a potter, stained-glass artist and water-colorist), they moved to MN to the be closer to family. Despite battling cancers and a mild stroke, Milton still keeps bees in his backyard, builds bee boxes with Rene, and supports his granddaughter’s passion for the natural world.
Light. Rich. Smooth. Good with pancakes.
Named after Frank—the landowner in Menagha, MN where this honey was produced—a man of few words. A precise, straightforward, kind, family man. Frank emigrated from Hungary as a child, built his own home and delivered his own children. He lives a healthy, holistic life and is a true inspiration. Frank’s land, abundant with history, is surrounded by diverse trees, natural floral sources, and organic farming practices.
Robust. Strong. Distinct. Good with hard cheeses.
Named after a landowner, this honey comes from the rolling countryside of Sebeka, MN-- an area in Northern Minnesota known for having rocky and heavy soil. This makes the land difficult to farm, but perfect for beekeeping. Interspersed within and around the vast fields of alfalfa is an immense wild flower bloom, which causes the flavor of this classic honey blend to become special and unique.
MARL PIT HONEY
Earthy. Balanced. Clean. Good with everything.
Marl; märl/n. A loose or crumbling earth deposit (as of sand, silt, or clay) that contains a substantial amount of calcium carbonate. A marl deposit was located in the early 1970’s by Travis Bolton’s parents. This apiary is in a remote non-tillable area near the Lower Crow Wing chain of lakes near Park Rapids, MN. Marl was mined briefly as a natural soil neutralizer for local farmers. The land has been untouched for 40 years and offers an immense bloom from a great diversity of wild flowers and flowering trees.
YOU CAN FIND BOLTON BEES HONEY AT THESE LOCAL STORES AND SHOPS
- Corazon- St. Paul and Minneapolis
- Golden Fig - St. Paul
- Eggplant Urban Farm Supply - St. Paul
- A Greener Read - St. Paul
- Grass Roots Gourmet - Minneapolis
- 56 Brewing, NE Nectar - Minneapolis
- Spoon and Stable- Minneapolis
- Johanna Shores, Presbyterian Homes - Shoreview
- Eat! - White Bear Lake
- Brines Market & Deli- Stillwater
- Kowalski's Market- Eden Prairie, Eagan, Grand Ave, Lyndale, Oak Park Heights, Parkview, White Bear Lake, Woodbury
- MN Makers- Robbinsdale
- Garden Gate at Crabtree's - Marine on St. Croix
- Molly Poppins - Park Rapids
- A Clean Plate - Menahga
- The Least of These - Bemidji
- Christmas Point - Baxter and Walker
- Natural Valley Food Cooperative- Burnsville
- Seward Community Cooperative Franklin and Friendship Store- Minneapolis
- Hy-vee - Owatonna
- Moss Envy- Minneapolis
- Bethie's Backyard- Remer, MN