The Story of BeeHouse.com
BeeHouse was started at Country Arbors Nursery in Urbana Illinois in 2019 by Shane Cultra. The nursery is run by Shane and his family who have been in the nursery business growing trees, shrubs, and flowers since 1865. In 2019, local beekeepers asked to keep hives on the property due to the diversity of Maple, Linden, and fruit trees as well as acres and acres of flowers. It was the beginning of the relationship between the nursery and bees. Honeybees and wild bees. We understand the relationship between bees, the keepers of the local land, and the importance of good husbandry. We learned of the role of the land owners and the importance of reduced chemical dependence and providing a land rich in pollinators and fauna. In the search for diverse flavors and types of honey, BeeHouse only works with ecological beekeepers who understand that honey is the essence of life in the hive. That there is a balance of enjoying their gift and understanding its true purpose. We at BeeHouse seek beekeepers that understand this importance and will continue to travel the nation and the world finding people that share these values.
In 2021 we opened our online store and offer local Champaign honey and a few other honeys from across the country. Every few months we hope to add more types of honey and honey based products. All while growing our relationship with bees and the people that keep them.