This may mean something you purchased was on backorder! The
rest of your partial shipment will go out soon, but if you are concerned, shoot
us an email with your name and order number and we’ll figure it out for you.
If you live in Portland, OR, you can visit our
tasting room at 602 SE Salmon for the biggest selection of our products. We are
also stocked at New Seasons grocery stores, as well as Whole Foods. For other
parts of the US, our products are available at most Williams-Sonoma locations
and a wide variety of markets, boutiques, hotels and more! Send us an email with your zip code at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have
questions about where to buy our products in a specific location.
Based on the temperature and salinity of the saltwater,
different sized crystals form during the salt-making process. The larger
crystals are our Pure Flake, the coarser and thicker crystals are our Grinding
Salt, and the smallest crystals make up our Kosher Salt. They all have the same
taste, just different textures! We recommend the Pure Flake for finishing salt
and the kosher salt to use as an everyday salt throughout the cooking or baking
process. However, all of our salt is certified Kosher by the Orthodox Union. See our Salt Buying Guide for
Besides the love and care that goes into our
salt making process, our unique flaky crunch separates us from the rest, as
well as our commitment to utilizing local resources and products and our
variety of infusions.
We don’t! The salt does that itself. After boiling, it forms
a brine which sits on top of the water. The heat then makes the salt harden together,
and sink. As it sinks to the bottom of the pan, layers of hardened salt form on
top of the original layer, creating this beautiful pyramid-shaped salt crystal.
Our company is all about making the best
possible product we can for our customers--so we take the quality of our salt
very seriously. It starts with our location: the pristine waters of Netarts
Bay. After testing water from over 25 different locations, we settled on the
oyster beds in Netarts Bay. The oysters filter the seawater, creating water
that is high in salinity and low in turbidity, and filtering out any
pollutants. Our location is also far from run-off from any roads or nearby
farms. We are constantly monitoring water conditions and can ensure a delicious
and clean product!
Our candy contains gluten. Our salts and honeys
do not, but none of our products are certified gluten free. Even if they do not
contain gluten ingredients, we cannot 100% guarantee that they have not come
into contact with gluten. We recommend that people who are sensitive to gluten
use their discretion when using our salt and honey products.
The possibilities are endless! Smoked honey is perfect for
grilling and barbecuing. Hot honey is fantastic on pizza. We recommend
incorporating honey into marinades, glazes, salad dressings and desserts.
For more inspiration, check out Instagram at @beelocal and our website for recipes.
If you are allergic to bee stings or are not sure if you are
allergic to bee stings, we strongly recommend that you consult with your doctor
before eating bee pollen. Pregnant women should avoid bee pollen.
In early spring we install honeybee hives on our hive program partner properties or provide maintenance to any existing hives. We then start by introducing a young colony called a Nucleus colony or "nuc." To best help your bees thrive, beekeepers care and maintain for your bees throughout the service year period. In late summer to early fall, you'll have the option to have your honey extracted and jarred. We are conservative with honey extraction in the first year, allowing new hives to overwinter with most if not all of the honey produced (their food source!). Bulk extraction and jarring is included in your annual maintenance fee, however, any further jarring and labeling has an additional cost per unit.
Honeybees and their pollination process are vital to our planet and our food systems. However, their ecosystems are fragile, and honeybee health and populations are in decline. We feel it is our duty to act as stewards and friends to the honeybees, giving them the best chance to survive and hopefully thrive.
Typically we install between the beginning of April and the end of May. We accept deposits for new hives at all times of the year. We recommend to start prepping to keep bees the winter prior to your install.
We operate in Portland and the surrounding areas. We always come out to vet the area before installing new colonies. There are a few things that make for a healthful apiary (beehive) and we want to ensure that the bees will have all the natural resources they need.
Please email email@example.com to coordinate any and all inspections, or if you have questions, comments or concerns. Your inspections, maintenance and extractions will all be scheduled in advance with your beekeeper.