GROUNDED IN HIGHER STANDARDS

As part of Barkman’s focus on authenticity, safety and quality, we work with only trusted, carefully selected beekeepers, including the U.S.A. Honey Growers. Barkman also supports efforts in sustainable farming practices, honey bee research, habitat preservation, beekeeping traditions and consumer education.

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Our honey is made naturally by bees from the nectar they gather.

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Bees in our care are treated well — gently and humanely.

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Like humans, bees sometimes need extra care to fight pests and diseases. When treatment is necessary, we always turn to natural and organic practices first.

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All of our products meet Safe Quality Foods (SQF) standards in addition to True Source Certified® supply chain transparency.

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We support industry research and bee health initiatives. This includes funding exceptional entomology departments for leading universities, such as the University of Florida and University of Cornell, in addition to conducting our own primary field research to facilitate bee health initiatives.

MISSION:
KEEPING BEEKEEPING STRONG

We are driven by our commitment to maintain the sustainability of beekeeping — a profession that represents the best aspects of our nation, our agriculture and our values.

MEET BARKMAN HONEY

Founded by beekeepers in 1960, Barkman Honey’s beekeeping roots go back nearly a century when Esra Barkman first began learning his trade in the bee yards. Today, family-owned and beekeeper-owned, Barkman Honey proudly carries on a legacy of honey packaging from its home base in Kansas, as well as locations in New York and Florida. We work with trusted, carefully selected beekeepers to procure high-quality American honey, in addition to self-supplying through our own apiaries located across the country. We’re proud to lead the industry in high standards for honey safety, quality, purity and supply-chain transparency — and are bold advocates for positive change in the U.S. beekeeping and honey industries.

BARKMAN HONEY WAS THE FIRST TO…

Adopt Safe Quality Foods (SQF) certification standards in the honey industry.

Invest in a state-of-the-art lab to initiate rigorous safety and quality testing in the honey industry.

Certify a transparent supply chain through the True Source Certified® Honey program.

Develop an extraction facility survey tool that helps honey producers grade their facilities and ensure honey quality.

Offer an inverted container for honey.

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