Glacier County Honey Co. is hosting its
3rd Annual Fill Your Own Bucket Day
on Saturday, August 9 at 71 West Shore Duck Road near Babb on the outskirts of Glacier National Park. As part of the day’s festivities, the public is invited to tour the honey extracting plant, meet the bees, watch beeswax candles being poured and have their own mason jars, honey pots and five-gallon buckets filled with the “best honey you’ve never tasted.” Details and limitations are listed here.
Glacier County Honey Co. and Chief Mountain Honey Co. are operated by the Fullerton famiy in Glacier County, Montana, on the border of Glacier National Park. Bob Fullerton started what became Chief Mountain Honey Co. in the early 1970s. Bob's son, Greg, grew up beekeeping with his dad. When Greg met a gal named Courtney, they married and opened the Glacier County Honey Co. In 2013, Bob decided to retire from selling retail honey- but never from beekeeping! - and Courtney and Greg took over Chief Mountain Honey Co.'s retail business.
Glacier County Honey and Chief Mountain Honey produce the best raw honey you've never tasted from healthy honeybees that we breed ourselves. We also offer beautiful beeswax products, such as candles and Christmas ornaments, and provide pollination services.
Our honey is generally graded as water white, the highest color grade. However, the current crop is a shade or two darker than we are used to seeing -- we think this is because we had record amounts of moisture in the summer of 2013. However, despite the slightly darker shade, the taste of the honey is consistent with previous years, and always, it is pure, raw, and 100% natural - it is separated from the accompanying beeswax, but never filtered, superheated, or pasteurized, preserving its delicate enzymes, pollen, and sweetness. The major flower sources visisted by our bees when creating this honey are clover and alfalfa. If you have questions about our honey, please don't hesitate to ask us!