Honey Locator Map

Looking for a source of local Michigan honey?  Look no futher!

Left-click and hold to drag map to new location.
Left-click and drag the zoom tool up and down to increase/decrease scale.
Click on a marker to get more info.

 

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51 comments to Honey Locator Map

  • Stephen Tilmann

    Gary,
    As in most things in life, it depends. The idea behind “local honey” is to get the pollens from the local flora community. The further away you go, the more this community changes. It is a continuum. For example, if you are allergic to something common, like goldenrod (ragweed), then this is found throughout the upper midwest (maybe further) and “local” would mean honey from that same extent. If you have problems with something much more locale specific (maybe some type of bog plant) and you live near that area, then “local” would mean honey, perhaps, from within a few miles.

    That said, most likely “local” in your case would be “regional” (ie, several state area).

    However, beekeepers (or more accurately, the bees they keep) provide a lot of other “local” benefits… like pollination. That is definitely measured on a scale of a few miles. Supporting local beekeepers is the same as supporting a local honey bee population. So, shop local.

    To find a source, you may want to contact Rich Wieske (rich@greentoegardens.com), go to your local farmer’s market or check the MBA honey locator map on this web site. You may also want to check with the local bee clubs (http://www.michiganbees.org/about/clubs/). There are lots of local beekeepers in your area.

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