Creek House Honey Farm
Local, Raw Honey & Beeswax Skincare
Visit for the Honey — Stay for the Scenery
Creek House Honey Farm is a little slice of heaven located down the road from the Texas Panhandle’s greatest wonder, Palo Duro Canyon State Park. We take tremendous pride in our expertly crafted products made using raw honey sourced directly from beehives we keep at our local apiary. Think of us the next time you’re in town and craving a jar of honey, or stop by to check out our beeswax skincare line formulated and produced entirely in-house.
Honey is NOT the only thing we do!
While our main focus is on our bees and developing skincare products, we have so many more great features for you to see and experience!
What can we do for you?
Find it Here at Creek House Honey Farm
Gather your friends and make it a day of fun with us! Explore our store, stocked with a range of homemade skincare products, various flavors of our jarred honey, and the cutest bee-themed merchandise. Don’t forget to go on a bee tour where you’ll get the chance to experience first-hand the sweet taste of freshly-pulled-from-the-hive honey.
Providing locally-sourced honey for over a decade
100 beautiful acres overlooking Tierra Blanca Creek
Bee Tours/ Classes
Go behind the scenes with real beekeepers
Made in-house with full and/or Broad spectrum CBD oil
Carefully formulated, science-backed, honey-based
Clean-burning, soot-free, pollution- neutralizing
Subscriptions/ Gift Baskets
Perfectly assembled kits for all your different needs
Wholesale Honey Products
Sell our house-made honey & beeswax products
Honey buzz winery
The fun doesn’t stop there! We also run a cafe and winery where we sell mead, both homemade and from other vendors, as well as sandwiches, soups, and baked goods. Food truck nights and concerts are among two of our favorite kinds of events to host, which makes us the perfect place to grab lunch with family or drinks with friends.
Get to Know Us
Creek House Honey Farm is an apiary specializing in producing delicious local honey and honey-based products to distribute to consumers both locally and all around the country. As a popular destination for residents of the Amarillo and Canyon communities, our farm is more than just the Panhandle’s local hub for raw, unfiltered honey. We also offer event rentals accompanied by the scenic landscape surrounding us.
It all started with a pumpkin patch.
The couple started out growing pumpkins over a decade ago when they were hit by the enticing idea to implement beehives into the mix to help with the pollination of their plants. Becoming more familiar with the matter, the Nesters developed a deep love for the practice. It didn’t take long for their apiary to develop into the full-blown beekeeping operation it is today, managing approximately 50 beehives during the year.
Visit Creek House Honey Farm for
Raw, Unfiltered Goodness
There is no shortage of good times to be had or delicious treats to be eaten when you visit Creek House Honey Farm! If you have any questions or would like any information regarding our bee tours, products, or party rentals, reach out to us. Make us your next stop when you visit the lovely Canyon, TX, or are making your way to Palo Duro Canyon State Park!
What our customers are saying
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can honey help with allergies?
There is a possibility that consuming local honey could help ease some of your allergy symptoms, but the scientific evidence supporting this claim is sparse. This claim comes from the widespread belief that the pollen present in locally sourced honey contains pollen from nearby plants which helps to desensitize an individual to pollen allergies over time.
It should be noted that most pollen that causes allergies is typically spread by the wind and carried long distances by air currents, not bees. The honey produced by bees contains only a minimal amount of pollen that lacks the allergens responsible for causing allergic reactions. Generally, allergens are stored in the proteins present in pollen, but these proteins often do not survive the collection, storage, and transformation into the honey process.
Some individuals have reported feeling relief from allergies when consuming honey, but this could be due to external factors or simply a placebo effect. It is recommended to seek out a specialist when seeking relief from allergies.
How is honey harvested?
Beekeepers are trained to identify when frames of a honeycomb have reached maturity and are ready to be harvested. The honey supers are carefully removed so as not to damage the brood chambers, which are where the bees live. The beekeeper will then gently brush or shake off the bees to avoid their bodies being trapped under the honey.
Now, extraction can happen. Using a hot knife or uncapping fork, the honey will be separated from the wax cappings in the honeycomb cells and placed in a honey extractor. In the extractor, the frames are rapidly spun to cause the honey to drip down the sides and collect at the bottom. Once a puddle has formed, the honey can be bottled or filtered then bottled. Methods of extraction will vary depending on the beekeeper’s preference and equipment.
When honey crystallizes, is it still good?
Yes! Crystallization is a completely natural thing that raw, unprocessed honey does. It does not mean it’s spoiled or unsafe to eat. It actually speaks to the level of purity! When honey crystallizes, it retains all the same health benefits as it did when it was freshly made.
How do I fix crystallized honey?
Crystallized honey can easily be returned to its liquid state by simply heating the jar in a warm water bath accompanied by occasional stirring. DO NOT MICROWAVE YOUR HONEY! Be aware that heating the honey to high temperatures degrades its nutritional value by killing beneficial enzymes as well as other natural components.
Some people prefer honey in its crystallized form because of its use in a number of different recipes and its spreadability.
If you are worried about your honey crystallizing, know that it is a completely safe transformation, but you can slow down the process by storing it in a cool, dry place.
Why does honey crystallize?
The natural sugary composition of honey, being made up of mainly glucose and fructose, is what causes it to crystallize.
Will honey go bad?
Fun fact! If stored properly in an airtight container and a cool, dry location, honey will basically never spoil. It might change in taste and texture, but it will still be safe to consume for thousands of years after it is produced.
Can honey heal wounds?
While not a universal solution, honey has been studied to have healing properties when used on certain types of wounds. We are not medical professionals, so we cannot give advice. If you are considering using honey as a treatment for wounds, it is best to consult with a medical professional.