Patagonia Bee Products, a Fayetteville startup that sources raw honey from small-scale beekeepers in South America, is now selling products in several area stores.
The “gourmet, artisanal” honey is now available at Ozark Natural Foods and Handmade Market, both in Fayetteville, and 211 Café in Bentonville, according to Patagonia Bee Products founder Jacob Perry.
Perry said the brand trades directory with producers who are dedicated to healthy beekeeping, and the product comes from the rainforest, in a “pristine region” of the world.
Patagonia Bee Products started in 2015, but until now the honey was only available through its website, which offers different types of honey, Perry said.
“I love seeing people’s reactions when they try this honey for the first time. It’s so floral and smooth – nothing like the stuff in the bear,” Perry said in the press release.
Patagonia Bee Products is kicking off the product launch with a free tasting from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday (Dec. 8) at Midtown Associates in Bentonville. It will be open to the public.
Northwest Arkansas companies Kyya Chocolate of Elm Springs, 211 Cafe, and Rockin’ Baker of Fayetteville will also be present to offer attendees chocolate, tea, and bread with Patagonian honey infusions, according to Perry.
“Partnering with local companies like Kyya, 211 Cafe, and Rockin’ Baker to create fusion treats and drinks has been so cool,” Perry said. “How this honey combines with artisanal chocolate, bread, coffee and tea is just divine.”