White House Honeybee Farm, located just below Shelby in the foothills of NC, is run by Stephen and Natalie Bishop. We specialize in local honey; our honey is the real deal and has been certified by the NC State Beekeepers’ Association.

According to the USDA, nearly 80% of the honey consumed in the United States is imported. Most honey in the grocery store has been heated and filtered to remove pollen grains. Removing pollen makes honey untraceable. This allows honey from China to be funneled through other countries, like Vietnam. Currently, Chinese honey is banned in Europe for health concerns and faces steep tariffs in the United States for trade dumping.

Our honey, however, is 100% pure, local, and straight from our hives. Our honey has never been heated. We coarsely strain our honey to remove debris, but pollen remains. Some people believe a spoonful of local honey a day helps with allergies. If so, surely no sweeter medicine exists!

We sell our honey through the Foothills Farmers’ Market in Shelby, NC. Or you can give Stephen a call at 910-206-1546 or email sabishop@ncsu.edu to buy honey.

Products for sale:

  • Quarts: $20
  • Pints: $12
  • Squeeze Bear: $7  SOLD OUT
  • Creamed Honey Spread: $5  SOLD OUT
  • Wedding favors (with advanced notice)
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  1. I can relate to the 100-year-old house. Ours was on the book of deeds when the first book was started at the County Courthouse. Family members still live on the properties boarding the farm and I was able to copy their old family pictures of the house and frame them for us. The farm was strip-mined years ago and my husband has made it his “hobby” to get it back to a working farm with beef cattle (he is a veterinarian by trade….farmer by birth).

    1. That sounds so wonderful! It’s such a great thing to have family land that you can connect to – whether through photographs, living there, or just doing the same activities that took place there. 🙂 Love your blog btw – is that the house in the main picture?

  2. I have the oldest barn as my header photo. We just had the Amish build us a second barn because the herd is growing. I have photos of the original family members outside that barn (one of them is sitting on a bull) from 1921, I placed a new picture next to it of our kids with their 4H steers in a similar set up with the barn behind them. Nothing has changed on that barn over the 90+ years.

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