What Our Customers Say:
"Thank you for your amazing honey and hard work! Today we made a "healthy cake" for my father who is visiting from Pennsylvania." - Melissa
"This bottle of your honey my daughter gave me was the very best yet. It tasted like the honey my mother used to buy locally from a gentleman who kept hives of bees.... I so love it!! I must wonder - what were the bees feasting on!"
"I swear this was the best honey I've ever had." - Robert
"I can vouch for their honey! It's amazing!" - Susan
2023 Honey NOW AVAILABLE
Call 540-225-2579 to order over the phone or visit us at:
The Waynesboro Farmer's Market, Most Saturdays from 9-1 from June - October.
Verona Farmer's Market, Most Thursdays from 10-1 July - October
The Project Grows Farm Stand, Tuesdays from 4:30 to 6 pm, June - early November
PHOTOS: 1) Beekeeper and retired pastor Bob Weeks at one of our bee yards
2: A local Scout Troop installs hive stands at the Verona UMC bee yard as part of an Eagle Scout project
3) An order of our honey sent from Staunton to Oman in the Middle East
4) Scouts in front of completed hive stands
5) Bob and Lydia Weeks' granddaughter Annie uncapping frames of honey
6) Wildflower field planted to provide nectar and pollen for our hives at Verona UMC
The Story Behind Weeks Honeybees
Retired Pastor Bob Weeks and his wife Lydia have worked in partnership with honeybees for over 30 years. In 1998, Bob sold his publishing business and farm in Northern Virginia and became a United Methodist Pastor. In 2013, his church in Verona, Virginia worked with him to establish a bee yard on a 5-acre field next to the church on Rt. 11. The purpose was two-fold:
1) To benefit local pollinators, including honeybees by establishing native flowers throughout the field; 2) To benefit local church missions. For almost a decade, the proceeds from the sale of honey from this bee yard have benefited a local food pantry, the Verona Community Center, and a new church plant - Aisle 7 Fellowship in Verona.
In June 2022, Pastor Bob and his wife Lydia established Weeks Honeybees, LLC. as a means to both support his family in retirement and to continue to give 40% of the proceeds from the church bee-yard to community missions.
Through Weeks Honeybees, he and Lydia are able to spend more time with their long-time passion for honeybees. Since retiring we have created additional hives and a new bee yard on a farm in western Augusta county.
What We Believe About Bees & Honey
Weeks Honeybees believes that beekeeping is about relationships and not just a business. We are family-owned and our honey is bottled by hand, oftentimes with the aid of our friends and family. We strive to ensure that in every step of the process, including tending to the hives and extracting the honey, our bees are protected, the honey retains its most beneficial properties; and we offer our customers the greatest value for their money.
We believe bees are our primary teachers when it comes to their welfare. We consider them one of God's greatest miracles. Their role in caring for creation demands that we treat them with all the respect and care they deserve.
NOTE: Honey does not spoil and does not need refrigeration. Refrigeration speeds up crystallization. If your honey crystallizes, it can be "re-liquified" by placing jar in pot on stove with about 2 inches of water. Heat until honey is re-liquified.
NOTE: Honey should not be fed to infants under one. Their digestive system is not mature enough to process some bacterias.