About Us

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blacklogoChasing Honey Farm

We are a honey farm co-op, a way to craft and sell high-quality, local and raw honey and honeybee products. The apiary (or bee yard) is co-located at Griffin Corners, our boutique farm in the Catskill Mountains of Upstate New York.

Chasing Honey Farm allows anyone to buy membership into our co-op on an annual basis, and even own a share of the proceeds of a beehive (or a portion of a hive) and receive the honey [or money from the sale of the honey from their hive at market].

We do all the work. You reap what we sow. Sweet deal, right?

Honey-Comb-Icon-1Vision

To raise an endeavour to responsibly and purposefully work with honeybees to stabilize the global agricultural pollinator economy, research the benefits of honey bee products, and spread the Light, Life, and Love of Nature’s most efficient and precise worker- the Honey Bee.

Honey Bee on Peppermint

A honey bee takes flight from a peppermint plant from our 15-year old herb garden in New Jersey. Most mints are great plantings for gardeners to feed the bees in the late-Summer and early-Autumn when forage is scarce with plants mostly generating new leaf and stem growth rather than flowers and pollen.

Inverted-Honey-Comb-IconMission

To build out our honey farm to include national and international chains of standardized, branded, and progressive cooperatives working together to support local craft agricultural bee products, and to make their hometown a sweeter place to live.

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to include:

  • Section Comb Honey
  • Cut Comb Honey
  • Unfiltered Honey
  • Propolis
  • Bee Pollen
  • Bulk Beeswax

Honey-Bee-IconGriffin Corners

A little background on our parent company, Griffin Corners, LLC. Projects and plans include a honey farm co-op, vineyard, orchard, wildflower and herb farm. Owned and operated by Chase William Kruppo on a family farm in Upstate New York.

Mission
To provide a range of organic and natural agricultural products to an environmentally-conscious market, to preserve the heritage farming tradition of Delaware County, and to live out the spirit of American entrepreneurship.

Description
Griffin Corners, LLC is a manufacturer of agricultural products based near the Village of Fleischmanns, nestled in the Catskill Mountains in Upstate New York.

Fleischmanns was initially named Griffin Corners in honour of Matthew Griffin, a prominent lawyer (he was admitted to the bar in 1851) and businessman (he owned a store and later a hotel). He also helped to secure the village’s first post office in 1848. We so take the name of Griffin Corners in the spirit of that early American entrepreneurship, which we believe to be an inalienable right of the people to ensure self-determined economic success, to profit and pleasure thereby, in order to keep the peace and harmony of our free society.

Griffin Corners, LLC operates Chasing Honey Farm, a 5-acre meadow in the Catskill Mountains, opposite Belleayre Mountain Ski Center, which keeps beehives and produces honey and related products on a co-op basis. All our honey is Pure Honey, 100% produced locally on-site without chemicals, pesticides, artificial feeding, or commercial pollination practices. Unlike mass-market honey, which is often manufactured and processed overseas, our honey is naturally made without the use of any fumigants, miticides (fluvalinate, coumaphos, thymol) or formic acid. We let our bees fend for themselves and develop their own natural resistance to the bee mites that are impacting honeybees in North America. We subscribe to treatment-free (TF) beekeeping practices that seek to limit the intrusion of human intervention into the natural processes of the hive. This commitment reflects a concern for the species, acknowledging both the feral and domesticated nature of honey bees, and affording the highest quality of honey products to our consumers.

Products to include cut comb honey, unfiltered honey, bulk wax, and other bee products.

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The Village of Arkville, minutes from Griffin Corners west on Rt. 28.

The venture will develop over time to include a solar array to power equipment and live-camera feeds accessible by co-op members. The farm is in direct line-of-sight to a Verizon Wireless mobile tower adjacent the ski resort, which provides the property with full service 4G LTE. Also co-located on the farm are wildflower, herb, grape, and apple crops which provide a pollen source for the bees and additional product lines as the farm matures to full production. Only organic and biodynamic processes will be used to fertilize crops and control pests. While USDA organic certification of our farm is a future ambition, we currently do not have the volume to warrant the extensive and expensive certification process. The foraging nature of the honeybee makes organic honey an impossibility in this locale. Regular soil condition, water testing, and other key indicators will be made publicly available to satisfy interest in our farming practices.

It is with kind regards that we welcome you to our family of products, made by Nature for your enjoyment through sustainable harvest and ecologically-responsible farming.

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