Bar Bell Bee Ranch
 

Co-Owner, Desiree Jenkins, convinced friend Giselle Hernandez (not pictured) to jump into the adventure of business ownership in 2017 . Desiree enjoys hiking, snowboarding and playing soccer. Much like the rest of us is a nature enthusiast who practices what she preaches when it comes to supporting local businesses and the environment.

Co-Owner, Desiree Jenkins, convinced friend Giselle Hernandez (not pictured) to jump into the adventure of business ownership in 2017 . Desiree enjoys hiking, snowboarding and playing soccer. Much like the rest of us is a nature enthusiast who practices what she preaches when it comes to supporting local businesses and the environment.

The not-so-new kids on the block have taken duluth by storm with offerings of refreshing fresh pressed juices, satisfying smoothies and filled with fresh fruit acai bowls . . . which are not so Coincidently topped with Bar Bell Bee Ranch honey!

This women owned business has been Open since January 2016 and Now with two locations, this hot spot has brought some California charm to the Eastside and skywalk locations.

Friends since 2017, the Juice Pharm reached out to Ed in search of some local honey to top their tasty dishes, and being the salesman that he is Ed shuttled the sweet stuff right to their door, and the rest is history! Not only is Bar Bell Bee ranch a topping choice on the menu but we are lucky enough to have a few products on the shelves.

Swing in today to start an uplifting juice clense, a summer smoothie to cool down or even choose a nutritious lunch alternative that will surely be the bright spot in your week!

Honored Friend of the Hive:

The Juice Pharm


Friends of the Hive

Bar Bell Bee Ranch has been in business since 1976, and that has lead to connections that extend far beyond the sale of honey. Working mostly with locally owned, small businesses, the friends of Bar Bell Bee are scattered across the state of Minnesota and beyond. We like to showcase all of our business relationships, because without the mutual support our hives would not thrive. Take a look below to see where you can pick up a bit of our honey either on a shelf or in a product. By visiting any of these locations you are supporting the bees!


 

Breweries & distilleries 

it will be more than the bees with a buzz when you visit one of these local spots to have a sip of what’s on tap

 
 

Town Hall Brewery - friends since 2014

With over 20 beers on tap, this craft beer company has been in business since 1997. Arrange a tour today and sip on a seasonal brew or a traditional favorite. 

 

Sociable Cider Werks - friends since 2018

Located in Minneapolis, Minnesota this new brewery is brining the sweet stuff, honey, into their cider they brew at their location in Minneapolis.

 
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Invictus Brewing Company - friends since 2018

the beautiful buzz - a blonde ale from Invictus brewing, barely has a chance to stay on tap, it sells out quickly as it’s a tasty favorite local brew from this rising star brewery. Check out the tap room located in Blane, Minnesota.

 

Cafes, Eateries & Resturants

Infused in a drink or drizzled on a dish, Bar Bell Bee Ranch Honey isn’t just found on a store shelf. These friends infuse honey in their Recipes that fill plates and satisfy more than just a sweet tooth!

 
 
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Brewed Awakenings - Friends since 2009

Located in a growing and bustling downtown Grand Rapids, this quaint coffee shoppe prides itself on it’s homemade soups, gelato and live music. Check out their sweet treats and original artwork, we have no doubt this will become your coffee go-to!

 
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Juice Pharm - Friends Since 2017

With two locations in Duluth, MN the Juice Pharm knows what’s up when it comes to infusing honey in their tasty smoothies, bowls and drinks. Always one to give credit on the ‘grams for the products and local businesses they use and support, Juice Pharm might be a new friend, but they are a stong and loyal one!

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Amazing Grace Bakery & Cafe - friends since 2015

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The Blue Heron Trading Company - Friends since 2012

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At Sara’s Table, Chester Creek Cafe - friends since 2015

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Love Creamery - Friends since 2016

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Cooperatives

With relationships that span more than 35 years; local cooperatives have been a building block of Bar Bell Bee Ranch with the sale and promotion of honey in all forms

 
 
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Positively 3rd Street Bakery - Friends Since 1983

Positively 3rd street cooperative Bakery, is one of Bar Bell Bee Ranch’s longest standing accounts. built by a small group of hippy bakers, and Uncle Pau, to now, a busy bakery, trying new things and proudly serving the duluth community with a variety of goodies. Positively 3rd Street Bakery is a cooperative and is employee owned, what a gem!

 
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Harmony Natural Food Cooperative - friends Since 1978

Harmony Natural Foods Cooperative is quite possibly the longest standing customer of Bar Bell Bee Ranch. Since (approximately) 1978 Ed has been bringing honey through their doors. It was a time when the co-op was selling mostly Non-Perishable items such as bulk spices, grains, flours, beans and rice, that honey was being sold in bulk as well. A time when “organic” was implied and utilizing re-useable containers wasn’t a new fad, but a way of life. 

 
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Natural Harvest Food Cooperative - friends since 2008

Bar Bell Bee Ranch established their relationship with Natural Harvest Food Co-Op while traveling home from the blueberry Arts Festival, held in Ely, MN. Taking a chance, Eileen and Ed Menefee walked into the Co-Op with a few leftover 5 pound bulk honey jugs, and pitched the product. Even with other honey on the shelf, Bar Bell Bee Ranch quickly grew in popularity, and now is a provider of a variety of honey products. 8 and 5 pounders (raw honey) line the shelves, as well as small 1 pounders and 12 and 16 ounce liquid honey, additionally honey comb and bees wax is offered.

 

Good Earth Food Co-Op - friends since 2017

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Grand Organic Food Market - Friends Since 2000

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Whole Foods Co-op - Friends Since 2010

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Grocery Stores

Having our honey Accessible to the community is an important part of our outreach. Not just to sell, but to also be a visible supporter of local business.

 
 
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Super One Foods - Friend since 2017

ordering approximately 500 pounds in of honey in a 30 day cycle, between the two locations speaks volumes for what a friend of the Hive Super One Foods is. A relationship that has grown over time and serves the Grand Rapids Community with the sweet stuff on the shelf, Bar Bell bee Ranch appreciates Super One Foods.

 

Blackduck Family Foods - friends since 1988

 
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Luken’s Village Foods - friends since 1995

 

Marketplace Foods - friends since 2006

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Northern star cooperative / cenex - friends since 2017


Special Projects

Our honey isn’t just for the store shelf, these creative projects showcase how honey can sweeten any deal and make your message stick. If you or your company is interested in collaborating for an upcoming event, reach out today!


 
Accompanied with tea, a travel mug, lavender soap and other goodies, honey sticks became an easy addition to this thoughtful gift

Accompanied with tea, a travel mug, lavender soap and other goodies, honey sticks became an easy addition to this thoughtful gift

Partner Wellness Pack - Honey Sticks

This special project included a custom label, and specifically selected honey sticks to make a sweet addition to a corporate wellness pack. sent to over 900 individuals across the united states, The honey stick packs were assembled in Minnesota and shipped to a Fulfillment center in Fresno, CAlifornia to be placed with a variety of other locally sourced items to complete a Wellness themed box during Tax season.

940 honey stick packs in 10 boxes, filled to the brim, made their way to Xero Partners all over the Nation!

940 honey stick packs in 10 boxes, filled to the brim, made their way to Xero Partners all over the Nation!


 

Wedding Favors - small honey bears

Approximately 150 3 ounce honey bears made their way to Kansas City to a sweet little wedding in October. A few wrapped in burlap all wearing a tag with a message from the bride and groom to all the guests. These wedding favors were transported through the mail well in advance to prepare for their debue.

This party favor is completely customizable; from the honey inside to the labeling outside, send your guests home with a sweet reminder of any event.

This was for a family wedding and the honey bears were bare and wrapped in burlap to add character to the display.

This was for a family wedding and the honey bears were bare and wrapped in burlap to add character to the display.