Hansen Honey Farm is a locally-owned family beekeeping operation in
What started as a hobby has quickly turned into a
business that involves the whole family. Chris Hansen first became interested in
bees by watching his father and grandfather keep bees when he was a child. In
elementary school a local beekeeper gave a presentation to his class which
piqued his interest even more. After a brief delay in getting started beekeeping on
his own due to a family member's allergies, Chris finally began with his first 2
hives in 1998.
Chris married his wife Jodie in 2003 and together they have grown
this exciting business and continue to expand it every year. In 2015 they were
able to purchase a new location which allowed them to open a retail store to sell
their honey and a full line of beekeeping supplies.
The Hansen's enjoy providing
the surrounding communities with fresh local honey, and serving other
beekeepers in the Northwoods by providing bees, queens and other supplies.
All of Hansen Honey Farm's honey is local to Northern Wisconsin. Why buy local?
You can support your local economy, you know exactly where your honey came
from, and your body may build up immunity to the pollen in your local flowers
thereby reducing seasonal allergy symptoms.
The honey is mostly clover with some alfalfa, basswood, and wildflower
depending on the exact location of the hives.