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Buzzn Bee Farm

By Jenny Brown, November 4, 2008  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Jenny Brown

Buzzn Bee, a local Florida honey producer, was the first recipient of a loan through Whole Foods Market’s Local Producer Loan Program. Beekeeper David Rukin has been selling to us for years, and he considers his relationship with Whole Foods Market to be a true partnership. David spoke with us about his experience with beekeeping and his future plans with Whole Foods Market.

Category: Local

 

17 Comments

Comments

AZAM says ...
This is excellent! Very Inspiring and definitely getting some honey. Whole Foods is starting to make more and more sense every time I am hearing similar stories of small and local producers selling great products and supporting the way I would like to see the world change for the better.
11/05/2008 10:35:46 PM CST
carol altaker says ...
we met david at the whole foods market in sarasota,fla. this winter.This is the first time we bought his honey and think it's delicious.Can someone tell us why the container gets squished in and sort of collapses?That has never happened before with any other product.Thank you, Carol
04/03/2010 7:07:37 PM CDT
tamara-n teddy* says ...
david rukin is a great person, with a big heart. we met 4-5 years ago and have been friends since. he loves his bees even though i'm afraid he walks straight towads them no mask or anything.. i'v yet to meet another person tht loves what they do as much as him. when u taste his honey u can feel the love n passion he has for these bees.. he is a true artist in bee farming. i support buzzn bee 9/11/2010
09/11/2010 4:35:19 AM CDT
Elissa Kavovit says ...
I am very encouraged to know that there are Big companies out there who are reaching out to the Little non-companies in a pay-it-forward kind of way. I am just starting to learn about becoming a Beekeeper...so it was interesting to hear what David had to say.
01/19/2011 9:31:15 AM CST
Anthony Juszczyk says ...
David Rukin thank you so much for alll you have done in terms of beekeeping you are enhanching the market for longevity foods that are found in the bible for which if one consumes them they will have a longer life than if they didn't cosume them. It's great to hear from a down to earth person who is making bee pollen and honey more readily available. I wish you the best and much longevity.
04/19/2011 7:04:38 PM CDT
Sylvia Walker says ...
I purchased honey on line from Buzzn Bee Farm maybe a year ago. I can't find a way to do it now. Do you no longer sell you honey on line? Is it only available in stores?
11/17/2011 6:34:34 PM CST
janejohnson says ...
@Sylvia I don't believe that Buzzn Bee is performing online orders any longer. If you want to make sure your community Whole Foods Market offers this product, use the link below to help identify the contact information for your store. A Team Member at your store will be more than happy to discuss the availability of this honey in your store. Buzz on! www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores
11/22/2011 10:10:47 AM CST
F R Dunn says ...
I'm looking where to buy locally Davis honey buzznbee as I don't use ebay. Is this product available at Whole Food stores in New York City or Long Island? I LOVE the honey and I finish the present someone sent to me and I'll love to be able to buy it localy. I have search the internet for a place but there's no link for it. PLEASE ADVISE asap. Thank you.
12/08/2011 10:20:46 PM CST
janejohnson says ...
@FR We're so glad you love the honey! Since each store sources their products a little differently, the best way to get the most accurate information regarding the availability of the Buzzn Bee Honey is to check with your local Whole Foods Market directly. There are several stores in NYC to select from; so just follow the link below and type in your zip code for the closest store. If you reach out to your community Whole Foods Market, a Team Member there will be happy to discuss the availability of this honey with you. Thanks for reaching out!
12/13/2011 10:24:02 AM CST
marlene murrah says ...
Really enjoyed seeing this video. Every day I am more convinced of the concept and philosophy of Whole Foods. I loved this Bee Guy. I am buying his honey and pollen. Thank you Whole Foods for helping him helping us helping you.
06/27/2012 10:01:31 PM CDT
Myron Greenspan says ...
There's no expiration date on the Buzzn Bee squeeze container/ Is there one? Thank You Myron
08/14/2012 12:37:39 PM CDT
nikki.newman says ...
@MYRON - I contacted the vendor and they do not currently have an expiration date posted on their product, however they are looking into posting one in the future!
08/16/2012 12:07:02 PM CDT
Karen Colclasure says ...
Please send me info on how I may obtain your product. I live in Titusville, Florida and would love to be able to purchase "natural" honey for my arthritis condition.
01/08/2013 7:44:45 PM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@KAREN - Since this is a vendor, I would suggest that you reach out to them directly to order their honey or find a retailer near you. I tried to find their website but could not find their contact info. If you are looking to have a different honey option mailed to you, we offer shipping through the Concierge desk at our store in Austin. You can reach them at 512-542-2243.
01/09/2013 4:37:28 PM CST
kathy clinefelter says ...
I knew David when he started his bee business - so glad he has worked with Whole Foods - a good relationship
10/19/2013 11:41:34 PM CDT
edgar leal says ...
Can I buy honey and pollen grow up in New jersey from you? Can you send it to my home in Bloomfield NJ if you are far away? This is for my wife and Son allergy. Thanks for you reply. Edgar Leal
06/01/2014 12:34:56 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@EDGAR - Your local store should have local honeys. You can find a list of stores near you at http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/list. Some stores ship products so the store can let you know if this is an option!
06/02/2014 2:21:15 PM CDT