Sweet Betsy Farm-----Ed & Karen Speer

Farm store with local honey, beeswax, free-range eggs, and handmade crafts.

Award Winning Certified Sourwood Honey  


Know your beekeeper, Trust your honey

Visit our farm---fun for the whole family.  Meet a beekeeper, learn how honey is made, free honey tasting, find the queen in the observation hive (bees behind glass), shop the honey house, suit up and visit a real bee hive, hand feed the free range chickens, and collect chicken eggs.  


Ranked # 4 of 12 best things to do in McDowell County by TripAdvisor.  

Our guarantee to you:  No in-hive pesticides used

Mention that you found us on the McDowell County Honey Trail---Get 10% Discount on your first purchase at our store!


3947 Mudcut Rd  Marion, NC 28752                  

Open May-Dec, Fri & Sat, 10am-5pm                        

Other times by appointment        

Hive tours by appointment (May-Sep)





Orr Bee Supply-----Darren & Shannon Orr

Local honey, beekeeping supplies, honeybees (nucs, queens)

Reel's Bee Supply-----Harlan Reel

Local honey, wooden ware, beekeeping supplies  

311 Bee Gum Dr, Marion, NC 28752

M-F, 9 am-5 pm  Saturday by appointment


Hawks Creek Farm----Jill Read

Local honey, wildflowers, handcrafted crafts

Pesticide-free farm.  Roadside stand coming summer 2017 on Ashworth Road--exit 83 (I-40) in Marion

Our honey can be found at XYZ Spirits--because XYZ is the place to bee.  476 East Court St, Marion  XYZspirits.com

Call Jill for special orders  828-460-8636

Mikell's Farm Honey-----Doug & Sharry Mikell

Local honey, beeswax health & beauty products, handmade crafts

Award Winning Certified Sourwood Honey

Organic Beekeeping Practices Used

Appointment only






C. Revis Apiary-----Charles Revis

Local honey, Russian honeybees (nucs & queens)

Honey Bird Farms-----Mike & Jessica Deurkas

Local honey, beeswax health & beauty products, handmade crafts

Appointment only



Holland Apiary-----Wayne Holland

Local honey

A & Bee-----Adam & Brooke Wright

Local honey

Wisteria Farms-----Mike & Marie Hobbs

Local Honey/Beeswax Candles/Farm Fresh Eggs

Appointment only



7575 US 221 South, Marion NC 28752 US

Everyone is welcome to visit the farm by appointment to view the honey producing hives as well as our laying hens.

Keepers Cut Meadery-----Charles Myers & Kathyrn Curran

Mead (honey wine)  

Magic Creek Honey Farm-----Jim & Deb Austin

Local Sourwood honey

Hugging Tree Farm-----Lonnie & Barb Bewernitz

Local honey

Sugar Chicks Honey Farm-----Stoney Finley

Local honey

Award winning honey

Appointment only 828-925-1525


Hudgins Apiary-----Barney Hudgins

Local honey

Appointment only  828-442-1031  barney.hudgins@gmail.com

Arrowood Local Honey---Harold & Elaine Arrowood

Local honey

Appointment only  828-659-2921  haroldarrowood@yahoo.com   elaine.arrowood@yahoo.com

Forever Found Farm----Tammy & Jacqui Reece

Local Honey

Appointment only  828-738-9989   foreverfoundfarm@gmail.com

Whitehouse Farm-----David, Kerrie & Isabel Hillman

American Kobe Beef - Organic Blueberries - Honey

Local honey, growers of organic blueberries, and sustainably-raised American Kobe beef.  By appointment and at the Rutherford County Farmer's Market on Saturdays (8:00am-noon).  We offer free delivery in McDowell and Rutherford Counties.  Contact David Hillman 828.738.8437  Email: rdavidhillman@gmail.com  Website: www.whitehousefarm.net  

The Kiser Girls' Farm----Tonya Kiser

Honey - Farm Fresh Egge - Blueberries

Local honey -- 2016 Second Place Winner McDowell Honeybees Summer Honey Contest.  2016 Second Place Burke County Fair.  By appointment only.  Contact Tonya Kiser   Email: thekisergirlsfarm@gmail.com

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McDowell County Honey Trail