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Sandy has been at Natural Harvest Food Co-Op for 12 years.

Sandy has been at Natural Harvest Food Co-Op for 12 years.

Natural Harvest Food Co-op has been in business since 1976; starting out as a small buying club Natural Harvest quickly grew and opened for business in 1979 with a small retail space of only 600 feet! in 2017 moving to an even larger space on the shores of Silver Lake in Virginia, Minnesota this Food co-op soars over $2million

Bar Bell Bee Ranch established their relationship with Natural Harvest Food Co-Op while traveling home from the Land of the Loon Festival, held in Virginia, 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.

This year Natural Harvest is celebrating 40 years in the Iron Range community, a milestone that any business should be proud of!

Sandy Tardiff, Grocery Manager, hails from SE Michigan. a mother of 2 Sandy been with Natural Harvest since 2007. She is a baker, whipping up cakes from scratch and spending time out in the garden Sandy’s days are filled enjoying the Iron Range. Bar Bell Bee Ranch has worked with Sandy from the beginning, knowing that this growing friendship between Natural Harvest Food Co-Op and the honey is all about the people

 

Friend of the Hive:

Natural Harvest Food Co-Op


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

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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. From the beginning; built by a small group of hippy bakers, and Uncle Paul; to now, a busy bakery, trying new things and proudly serving the duluth community with a variety of goodies.

 
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Harmony Natural Food Cooperative - friends Since 1978

Harmony Natural Food Cooperative might just be Bar Bell Bee Ranch’s BFF, friends for over 40 years, this account has been serving the Bemidji community Organic foods before Organic was even a fad!

 
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Natural Harvest Food Cooperative - friends since 2008

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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.

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