Secret Garden Bees

There is nothing quite like fresh, homegrown flavor, and this is exactly what you get when you taste our raw, local honey. Our owner, founder, and beekeeper, Jim Hartman, started our honey farm after leaving the Army. As a disabled Army veteran, he discovered that caring for bees is a therapeutic practice for him, as well as a way to utilize existing land on his family farm and help local farmers pollinate their crops.Our honey farm in Linden, North Carolina features 22 acres of beautiful farmland, and much of the area is dotted with fruit trees, nut trees, wildflowers, and fields of clover. Our honeybees collect pollen from these trees, plants, and flowers and use it to create the delicious honey so many have come to know and love.At Secret Garden Bees®, our honey farm has come a long way in a short period of time. We started with just two hives, but people love our honey so much, we’ve increased production to meet demand and now have now have more than 30 hives (and growing). Once we harvest the honey from these hives, we never overheat or over-filter it. This lets our honey retain its natural goodness and provide the health benefits people look for in raw honey.When you purchase our pure, raw honey, you support our veteran- and family-owned honey farm.


Linden, NC 28356


Hours of Operation

Monday-Saturday, 9-5. We are closed while we are at festivals. Please call ahead!


List services your farm provides?: Grow, Pack, Ship
Methods of Sale for Produce?: Wholesale / High Volume, Retail / Direct to Consumer, Farmers Market
Farmers Market Name(s): Linden, Coats


Business availability: Seasonal

Products Sold: Honey, Sauces / Condiments / Rubs / Spices, Eggs

Products / Seafood Aquaculture

Business availability: Seasonal


Secret Garden Bees has 22 acres of pasture, wildflowers, ponds, and woods where our bees get their forage. You can get a look at the hives (not too close!), talk to our free range ducks and chickens, and get some premium honey and jelly.We allow single night RV stays (boondocking) so you can enjoy a peaceful night away from the rush of the city.

Business availability: Year-Round
Hours / days of operation: Monday-Saturday, 9-5. We are closed while we are at festivals. Please call ahead!
Months open for business?: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Amenities: RV / Motorhomes
Products available for direct sale: Eggs, Specialty Food Products (honey, jams, jellies, pickles, sauces)
Admission Info: No admission fee.
Location classification: Rural

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