GloryBee was started in 1975 in the garage of Dick and Pat Turanski. To this day we remain family-owned and operated in Eugene Oregon, and pour our passion for honey into every jar. At GloryBee we strongly believe in the healthful benefits of honey and give our guarantee that our honey is all natural, 100% pure, and the highest quality. However you use it, you are sure to love the great taste and all-natural sweetness of GloryBee. Most of our honey varieties come from right here in the Pacific Northwest and are produced by small local beekeepers. Our imported organic honey is purchased from cooperatives of small beekeepers who are very concerned about the treatment of their bees and the quality of the honey.
Here in the Pacific Northwest, we enjoy a way of life surrounded by the beauty of nature. Inspired by the culture in which she was born and raised, Pat Turanski chose natural sweeteners instead of refined white sugar for her own family. This personal philosophy became the foundation for Aunt Patty’s, which has expanded to include a wide variety of bulk natural, organic, and non-GMO products. Aunt Patty’s also includes a retail line of healthy ingredients. Aunt Patty’s products are always a great value and are known for their benefits to people’s health. When we choose a product to include in the Aunt Patty’s brand, you can be assured that it has been carefully selected because we believe it to be an essential ingredient for healthy living.
Who can resist the all natural taste of honey flavored with fruit? When GloryBee launched the original 5 flavors of HoneyStix in 1986, they were an instant hit. The idea came from our founder’s days working on a peppermint farm in his youth.
Today GloryBee sells more flavors of HoneyStix than anyone else – over 25 natural flavors like vanilla, lemon, mint and strawberry. Enjoy them on their own or try them with tea. For a natural, low-glucose treat, try AgaveStix – pure organic agave syrup flavored with all-natural fruit flavors.
Natural Supplements for Healthy Living.
Our Products from the Hive Brand is a natural extension of GloryBee’s focus on honey, beekeeping and healthy living.
GloryBee offers a wide selection of natural bee product supplements including fresh frozen and dried royal jelly, raw and powdered propolis and propolis extracts, bee pollen, and blended hive products..
Beekeeping has been a part of GloryBee right from the start. In fact, it was a beekeeping class that our founder Dick Turanski held at a local community college that launched his early success. His first students became his first beekeeping customers. It was a natural relationship founded on the love of bees and honey, and one that is at the core of our company today.
Beekeeping is no longer a hobby popular only with farmers or homesteaders, as urbanites continue to embrace the craft. With the increased awareness of Colony Collapse Disorder and continuing concerns about our food, people are becoming beekeepers and developing a stronger connection with nature while supporting local pollinators. We have been fortunate to provide novice and experienced beekeepers with everything they need to get started for four decades.
One thing led to another, and since we were in the business of selling honey, beeswax, and other bee products we decided we should carry a few more things to help the local beekeepers who were also making candles with their wax. Our natural craft supplies span a range that includes ingredients for soap making, skin care, candle making, and a whole lot in-between. We strive to source only the highest quality, most natural ingredients available.