Harvey's Honey in the News


Visit of NJ Beekeepers Association

On July 28, 2016, over 90 members of the NJ Beekeepers Association converged on Harvey's Honey for a tour of our operations.




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The guests first saw the extracting facility in operation that was completed just last year and is capable of extracting 40 barrels of honey a day.











Rob Harvey explained the operations and answered questions.




The wax collector also generated interest





 

The American Honey Princess, Tabitha Mansker, from Texas, also honored us with her presence (posing with members of the Harvey family).

After a lunch break, the beekeepers viewed the new bottling and labeling machines in operation.



























The labels below must be reprinted. Can you guess why?



Beehive production also generates much interest among beekeepers














The showroom and shop have been newly renovated














The newly designed aluminum truck beds got much attention.






 


Bears Love Harvey's Honey!

The Seeing Eye Puppy Raisers of Cumberland County, NJ collect articles for the Cohanzick Zoo in Bridgeton each year. Harvey's Honey donates honey to treat the bears. In 2015, the gallon jars received special labels that read, "We love Cohanzick Zoo!" The zoo keeper said the bears also love Harvey's Honey!


Our Veterans Get a Special Annual Treat!

Each year, Shobers Orchards and Farm Market gives Veterans a special treat. On Veterans Day weekend 2015, over 2,500 vets showed up to get free apples, cider, hot dogs and soda. Other area farms provided vegetables, ladies from several churches and organizations baked about 20,000 cookies and Harvey's Honey provided a specially labelled jar of honey for each vet. Click here for details


From time to time, reporters visit Harvey's Honey Farm to get information on matters pertaining to beekeeping and the all-important role of bees in agriculture. The photo on the right shows a TV- reporter and film crew from Germany in 2005.



A Guinness World Record

Harvey's Honey is a family operation and the Harvey children have all worn a bee beard at some time to demonstrate how harmless bees can be when treated properly.

In 1982, a world record was set at the Harvey's Honey Farm. Max Beck volunteered to put on the world's largest bee beard. He was covered from head to feet with several colonies of honeybees. His cousin, Joyce, a reporter for CNN Television at the time, covered the event for posterity. Both Max and Joyce are related to the Harveys.



An Austrian newspaper clipping (right)shows Max getting a kiss from his mother.




The record still stands!


Harvey's Honey to the Rescue in Delaware, May, 2014

A truck loaded with hundreds of beehives overturned on a ramp in Delaware. It was traveling from Florida to Maine. Delaware emergency responders were prepared for such an occurence and immediately contatacted Harvey's Honey.





We were able to save many of the colonies, unlike a similar accident in Washington State in April, 2015, in which all 480 hives were distroyed.