About GloryBee

About GloryBee

From the Beginning

GloryBee was founded in 1975 with a vision to provide high-quality, ethically sourced ingredients that nourish people and the planet. As the company has grown and evolved over the last five decades, leadership has passed to the next generation. Alan Turanski, son of founders Dick and Pat Turanski, now leads the company. A beekeeper since he was ten years old, Alan is committed to ensuring Glorybee maintains its unique perspective on honey, bees, and natural ingredients. From hive to table, GloryBee is there - not just as a middleman, but as a gateway.

Our Values

GloryBee is a natural ingredients company with deep expertise in honey and other ingredients from around the world. Our team has built a reputation of reliable, trustworthy relationships that, in some cases, have continued for generations.

While sourcing our ingredients may take us away from Oregon, we remain grounded by our value of genuine relationships with the farmers and co-ops we source from. Being a trustworthy partner means working together with faith to improve all outcomes. Our value of stewardship means we are committed to using business as a force for good as a certified B Corp. Our value of healthy living is embraced with our drive to sell healthy ingredients that are ethically and legally sourced in a traceable and transparent manner.

Ultimately, our vision is to work for a healthy world where bees and people thrive.


Sustainability is our way of creating the change we seek in the world. GloryBee is committed to ensuring our business operates with purpose and makes a significant impact in our community and our industry. Maintaining our B Corp certification challenges us to improve our business practices and decisions to continually consider how we are inspiring our employees, mitigating our environmental impacts, and being a force for good in our community.

Scalability You Can Rely On

As the world and environment change, we continuously prepare for risks of all kinds. At GloryBee, we have proactively built a resilient supply chain with a network of vetted ingredient suppliers across the globe to ensure you have ethically sourced ingredients on time, no matter what.

Forward Thinking

We foster a dynamic and unique partnership with you. Our expertise in honey and rich knowledge of the honey industry allow us to help solve your most pressing needs. Our best-in-class Quality Assurance and R&D teams partner with you to act as your external champions.

High Quality

GloryBee scored 97% on our 2023 SQF audit. Our auditors were especially impressed with our knowledgeable staff, our super clean facilities, and our excellent documentation. Food safety is about assessing the risks and possibilities of what can go wrong, from the supplier through to the customer, and making sure the end product is safe.

100% of GloryBee employees receive food safety training in their first week on the job, as well as quarterly and annual refreshers.


Expertise comes in many forms at GloryBee. We have worked with honey for nearly 50 years, so we're definitely experts in honey! But that expertise goes deep - it means we have procurement expertise and commitments to communities we source from; it means we have a series of individuals in our QA department that hold certifications and training in a variety of areas; it means we have an R&D component that is testing products, recipe blends, and ingredient viability on the regular. Any way you look at it, someone at GloryBee has a skillset worth accessing.

R&D + Innovation

Our Research, Development and Innovation Team has decades of experience innovating product lines, functionalities, and strategies for technical applications and solutions. More than anything, we know honey and other ingredients inside and out—expertise we use to help you improve your ingredient yields, analyze your combinations, and optimize product outcomes.

Our Leadership

Our leadership team at GloryBee represents individuals from far and near who are committed to quality products and using business as a force for good.

Our Team

We're one of the premiere employers in the Pacific Northwest! If you are a talented individual looking to join our team, contact us today.

How we give

Giving back is a non-negotiable part of GloryBee. Since our humble beginnings nearly 50 years ago, we've prioritized giving back to our local and broader community. This tradition continues today with our support of: 

Family owned & operated

From the beginning, founders Dick and Pat Turanski built GloryBee with a passion for honey and the health of the honey bee. They believed that healthy food would be a sustainable business in the future – long before the “better-for-you” brands had shelf space in the marketplace.

With leadership now passed on to the second generation, GloryBee is still family-owned and operated with the same vision of a healthy world where bees and people thrive.

Our Partners

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The Honey Experts

With nearly 50 years of experience in the honey industry, GloryBee knows honey. With stringent quality control, product consistency, and a commitment to sustainability and responsible sourcing, you can trust GloryBee for your honey and ingredient needs.