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Providing ultra-local honey that is raw & unprocessed without the use of chemicals or other nasty things.
Providing ultra-local honey that is raw & unprocessed without the use of chemicals or other nasty things.
329 backers pledged $22,701 to help bring this project to life.

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People love our honey so much, it's giving us hives...Seriously, there is nothing like pure raw, unprocessed deliciousness called honey. Unfortunately today, for most people, their experience with honey is not actually pure honey. Big commercial companies mix additives in the honey, use chemicals on the beehives to prevent pests, which end up in your honey, and they are also  forced to put profit before the health of the bees.

So we are doing something different.

We are providing pure raw (and local if in NW Florida) honey.

Honey that is harvested from hives that are healthy & sustainable - without chemical use.

Honey from hives where we leave a surplus on the hives for bees to winter with.

Honey that is cultivated by our family and that we proudly put our name on.

Honey that is 100% pure, raw and unprocessed.

People taste the difference. They want more. They say our honey is curing their allergies because it is SO LOCAL & RAW! However, because of this - we can hardly keep up with the demand- thus the need for this project.

The East Hill Honey Kickstarter project will help fund the purchase of necessary beekeeping equipment, help create new apiaries and support the local and urban bee population throughout Pensacola and NW Florida. The demand for the artisan honey from our 20 hives has been overwhelming and more than we can supply and thus we are looking to expand our community of hives to around 100 hives and in addition build a "honey house" that can mange the larger volume of honey while still maintaining our holistic approach to beekeeping in an urban setting.  The cost to set up a single hive is approximately $200 and we are also in need of a new stainless steel honey extractor and unheated de-capper which will run us several thousand dollars combined.

In addition to providing more raw, unprocessed honey to you and others in our community, our bees will be pollinating thousands of acres of urban setting in Pensacola, FL which will not only be beneficial to our community as a whole, but to every backyard and commercial farmer alike!

So join the club and help us spread this golden goodness far and wide by backing our project today!

Let's do this!

The Van Horn Family

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    A personalized, handwritten "thank you" card with a sweet honey bee drawing! ( All of the following rewards include this reward.)

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    Our eclectic "Support Your Local Bees" Sticker and a tube of our organic lip balm.

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    A pint of our deliciously raw wildflower honey.

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    Our delicious wildflower honey (pint) and a tube of lip balm!

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    LIMITED EDITION: Four (4) bars of our organic Surf Wax made with real beeswax and a bottle of raw wildflower honey.

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    2 bars of hand-made Oatmeal-Lavender soap, 1 pint of raw wildflower honey and a sticker.

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    1 pint of our raw Wildflower honey & 1 pint of raw Tupelo honey.

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    LIMITED EDITION: 1 pint jar of raw wildflower honey and a limited edition East Hill Honey T-shirt.

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    COMB HONEY!! 1lb of pure comb honey - right off the hive + 1 pint of wildflower honey

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    3 pint jars of raw wildflower honey, 1 bar of handmade Oatmeal-Lavender soap and our sticker.

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    COMB HONEY LOVER! Three (3) one-pound cases of comb honey right off the hive!

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    Honey Sampler: A perfect gift bag for a loved one including our raw wildflower, tupelo and orange blossom honey in our 1lb bottles, a bar of lavender-oatmeal soap and lip balm.

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    2 one-hour sessions on Skype/webinar tutorial on how to become an urban beekeeper and a pint jar of raw wildflower honey.

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    Same perks as the $75 level + 1 pint of wildflower honey and 2 bars of lavender soap for yourself!

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    COMB HONEY OBSESSED! Yes - this is for you lover of honey comb who eats honey comb by the pound, breakfast, lunch and dinner! This includes 12 one-pound cases of honey comb.

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    Adopt a Hive: We will paint it, label it with your name (or in memory of) and keep you posted quarterly on how your girls (bees) are doing and where they are in the city. Not to mention we will throw in a pint of honey that comes from your hive!

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    Bee-teaching session! Are you a teacher? Homeschool instructor? Come on over and talk bees A-Z - not to mention we will dive right into the hive and do a little show & tell! Pensacola area only!

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    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    Rent-a-hive (no honey option): Join the East Hill Honey co-op and receive three months of pollination to help ensure you have a bumper crop in your home garden. We will place 2 hives on your property (must be in Pensacola or Gulf Breeze proper).

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    Rent-a-hive: Join the East Hill Honey co-op and receive three months of pollination to help ensure you have a bumper crop in your home garden. We will place 2 hives on your property (must be in Pensacola or Gulf Breeze proper) and you will also get 25lbs (2 gallons) of the first pull of honey from the hives in your yard.

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    Dinner date with the family! You, us and some of our tastiest honey recipes, delicious beverages of choice - all at a favorite spot in beautiful Pensacola, FL. (Does not include travel to Pensacola).

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    5 year supply of our pure raw wildflower honey. 1 case per year. (12 pint jars per case)

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    5 year supply of our pure raw Tupelo honey. 1 case per year. (12 pint jars per case)

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    5 year supply of our pure raw Tupelo & local Wildflower honey. 1 case per year of both honey varieties. (12 pint jars per case)

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    WHOLESALER: Sell our product in your store! This reward level will supply you with 2 cases of our raw wildflower honey per month for a year! (12, 1lb. bottles per case)

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    The Personal Apiary: This reward features your very own complete beehives, set-up, mentoring, all the necessary gear, books, my personal assistance (within Continental US) and a case of the Artisan East Hill Honey. This reward is $2500 + our travel costs.

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    MEGA WHOLESALER: This reward level will supply you with 2 cases of wildflower and 2 cases of Tupelo honey per month for a year. (12, 1lb. bottles per case)

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    Honey Business Apprenticeship. We will help you establish a company similar to ours in your community. Everything from branding, marketing, business planning and of course establishing successful apiaries in your community to create hyper local honey. This reward is $10,000 + our travel costs.

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