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Our products are beekeeper made in small batches on an apiary in Tallahassee, Florida. We proudly offer complimentary delivery service within Florida's capital city with a $15 minimum order.

Raw
Honey

All of our raw honey is hand poured in small batches and contains 100% natural raw honey, made by honey bees, in a resealable and reusable glass jar.

$15

Honeycomb is completely edible and looks amazing on a cheeseboard! For an added kick, try our raw honey infused with spicy organic red pepper! And, our roasted Georgia pecans in raw honey is a healthy and delectable treat!

Wildflower

16 oz. Jar

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Honeycomb

16 oz. Jar

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Spicy

16 oz. Jar

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Pecans

16 oz. Jar

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Mini

5 oz. Jars (Set of 25 @ $125)

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Raw honey is far more than just a natural sweetener. It's one of nature’s purest foods with amazing health benefits. Raw honey contains amino acids, minerals, vitamins, and enzymes. 

By not heating our honey any higher than the natural temperature of the hive and not over-filtering, our raw honey remains unrefined and closer to nature. Raw honey tends to be opaque rather than the clear, golden color achieved through heating. 

Genuine raw honey crystallizes naturally. Crystallization happens to almost all honey varieties and can easily be fixed by dipping the glass jar in a warm (not hot) water bath and giving it a stir.

   Raw honey suggestions:

  • Wildflower raw honey pairs well with breads, nuts, cheeses, and fruits - especially drizzled on grilled peaches & bruleed grapefruit - as well as mixed in homemade salad dressings or yogurt parfaits
  • Honeycomb is not only a beautiful work of art made by honey bees, but also entirely edible, rich in carbohydrates and full of antioxidants
  • Spicy raw honey is delicious in a detox tea, or on cheese biscuits, cornbread, pizza, and even roasted brussel sprouts!
  • Pecans swirled over ice cream, oatmeal or yogurt, topped on waffles or pancakes, served with ricotta or blue cheese, drizzled on baked brie, spooned over banana bread or grilled fruit, and, of course, enjoyed straight from the jar is a perfect sweet treat!

Beeswax
Candles

All of our beeswax candles are hand poured in small batches, contain 100% natural beeswax in a resealable and reusable can, and provide 40+ hours of burn time.

$20

Our candles are made from pure filtered beeswax with a clean burning wood wick. Natural Honey has a light sweet aroma found naturally in beeswax. Citrus Blossom has bright citrus notes and our seasonal scent, Evergreen, has a freshly cut Christmas tree aroma - both made with pure essential oils.

Evergreen

8 oz. Candle

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Natural Honey

8 oz. Candle

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Citrus Blossom

8 oz. Candle

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Beeswax is made in the hive by honey bees and has a beautiful naturally sweet smell (since beeswax picks up the honey and nectar scents found in honeycomb).

Like air purifiers, beeswax candles release negative ions that neutralize air pollutant particles. Negative ions clear the air of mold spores, pollen, dander, odors, germs, dust, and other nasty particles. (Most of these are high in positively charged particles, and in the atomic world, opposites attract.)

While burning, our beeswax candles emit the same light spectrum as the sun, providing a comforting ambiance. Beeswax candles last longer because they have a high melting point (highest of any wax).

   Benefits of regularly burning beeswax candles:

  • Increases sense of well-being and mental clarity, often called a natural anti-depressant
  • Improves breathing rate, decreases blood pressure, and relieves tension
  • Helps you sleep better by normalizing serotonin in the brain
  • Reduces headaches
  • Non-toxic and hypoallergenic aromatherapy

Whipped
Honey

Our 100% pure whipped raw honey is created by blending fine honey crystals into liquid honey and then placing it in cool storage to promote rapid granulation.

$8

Try one or all of our delicious flavored whipped honeys made with organic red pepper, organic cinnamon, organic vanilla, organic pumpkin spice, and organic cacao!

Wildflower

6 oz. Jar

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Spicy

6 oz. Jar

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Cinnamon

6 oz. Jar

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Vanilla

6 oz. Jar

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Pumpkin Spice

6 oz. Jar

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Chocolate

6 oz. Jar

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Depending on what part of the world you're from, whipped honey is also called creamed, churned, hard, spun, or set honey.

Whipped honey has a smooth, delicate, and delicious consistency that is perfect as a spread - it is also less messy! Our process produces a small crystal structure, which gives a smooth, thick texture. 

Whipped honey may be kept in the refrigerator if you prefer the texture to be firm, or at room temperature if you would like your honey to be soft and easy to spread. 

   Whipped honey is delicious:

  • As a sweetener in coffee, tea, smoothies, and baking
  • On a healthy snackie plate of bananas, honeydew, apples, pretzels, and popcorn
  • Spread on toast, crackers, bagels, muffins, and other indulgent treats like a peanut butter sandwich or Nilla wafers
  • Slathered over hot oatmeal, pancakes, or waffles
  • Mixed with mustard to make a tasty homemade honey mustard sauce

CCHCo Organic Tote - $24

Whether you're at the farmers market, walking to class, heading to a workout, or shopping local, you'll look fantastic sporting our CCHCo Organic Cotton Tote Bag! Details: 100% certified organic cotton, natural canvas with brown logo, large main compartment, inside tablet pocket, 14" W x 13.5" H x 3" D, handles 43" L x 2.75" W

CCHCo Trucker Hat - $25

This trucker-style hat is a must for keeping the sun off and looking good, in or out of the bee yard! Details: brown leather hexagon patch, moss front & khaki mesh back with adjustable snap closure

CCHCo Flour Sack Towel - $15

This one bee-utiful towel can do it all! - proof dough, clean glassware, dry fruits & veggies, and simply hang in your kitchen or bathroom. Our timeless flour sack towel is the perfect complement to your busy home. The more you use it, the softer it gets! Details: 30” x 38” multipurpose white flour sack towel with brown logo, 100% cotton, lint free, highly absorbent, pre-washed

French Bee Tumbler - $10

Whether you use this adorable glass as a vase for your brunch centerpieces or cocktail tumbler for your double old-fashioneds, you'll absolutely love its iconic Napoleonic bee design. Founded more than 500 years ago, La Rochère is the oldest continuously running glass factory in Europe and well known for creating artisanal glassware perfect for every day life and special occasions. Details: 9 oz., dishwasher & microwave safe, made in France

French Bee Shot Glass - $8

Toast the finer things in life with your nearest and dearest! Featuring the honey bee emblem of Napoleon, these short-but-sweet, crystal-clear shot glasses are expertly crafted by the legendary La Rochère company, established in 1475. They are the perfect compliment to your breakfast table, and can also be used for espresso or as an egg cup. Details: 3 oz., dishwasher & microwave safe, made in France

French Bee Mug - $12

Your next hot toddy, morning coffee or spot of tea will taste even better in this classic glass mug with charming honey bee motif. (And don't forget to add a drizzle of CCHCo honey!) Made by the oldest glass factory in Europe, La Rochère is recognized around the world for designing and producing authentic, high quality glassware for today’s modern home. Details: 9 oz., dishwasher & microwave safe, made in France

French Bee Footed Bowl - $10

Fancy up your next midnight snack by placing a scoop vanilla ice cream in this beautiful footed glass bowl - and don't forget to top it with a generous spoonful of CCHCo Roasted Georgia Pecans in Raw Honey!! It is TO DIE FOR!! Embossed with a charming raised honey bee motif, this petite dessert bowl, crafted by the La Rochere artisanal glass company, is perfect for serving sweet treats like ice cream, sorbet, and honey, or even gazpachos, dips, and berries. Details: 6.5 oz., dishwasher & microwave safe, made in France

Wooden Biscuit Cutter - $18

Doesn't this wooden biscuit cutter take you right back to early mornings in your grandmother's kitchen? Treat yourself to this special heirloom-quality dough cutter and start crafting delicious biscuits and special memories with your family and friends. Pairs bee-utifully with our Callie's Buttermilk Biscuit Mix and our Board & Whip Set. What a "sweet sursie" treat for someone special in your life! Details: Handcrafted from cherry wood, 2.5" diameter

Callie's Buttermilk Biscuit Mix - $15

Yes, mam! You, too, can master the art of southern biscuit making with this time-tested buttermilk biscuit recipe from the famous Callie's in Charleston, SC. Simply incorporate butter, cream cheese and buttermilk with one bag of Callie’s Buttermilk Biscuit Mix to make one dozen tender, buttery biscuits. Grab one of our Wooden Biscuit Cutters and jar of Whipped Honey to create a perfect trio! Details: 13oz. package dry mix + extra for dusting

Bamboo Cheese Knife Set - $13

Company’s comin' and you’ve got to throw down a fancy snack in a flash. Nothing makes a stylish party platter like this 4-piece stainless steel cheese knife set. With beautiful natural bamboo handles, it is also a great gift to give – and don’t forget to pair it with our Pecan Cheese Board and Whipped Honey Set! Details: 5.9" x 2.7" x 1.3", hand wash, 1 x cheese fork, 1 x cheese shovel, 2 x cheese knives

Board & Whip Set - $40

The perfect gift set - a gorgeous, custom pecan wood board AND a jar of CCHCo whipped honey! Handcrafted by local artisan, Trimmed Out Woodworking, our hexagon-shaped board was designed with both a cutout "hanging hole" and a "honey hollow" for your whipped honey jar to rest. Reuse your empty whip jar for skewers and accoutrements like hummus, mustard, nuts, olives, pickles, berries, breadsticks, and more! Flip the board over and you have a larger surface. Bee-utiful & functional! Details: 12", North American pecan, food safe mineral oil finish, hand wash

Swedish Dishcloth | Bees & Skep - $9

Bee populations are declining, our oceans are clogged with plastics, and forests are disappearing. Start living more sustainably today by saying goodbye to paper towels and hello to this adorable Swedish dishcloth in bee motif! It's 100% compostable and a sustainable alternative to dirty sponges, dishrags and paper towels. One cloth equals 40 rolls of paper towels and 5 kitchen sponges! Super absorbent, dries quickly, odor resistant and streak free, and can be washed over 200 times. Details: 6.5" x 8", 70% cellulose & 30% cotton, eco-friendly and compostable after 6+ months of use.

Wildflower Tea Towel - $17

Be loud and proud about your love for our pollinators by displaying this flour sack tea towel in your kitchen! This Scandinavian-inspired design features five pollinator-friendly wildflowers (china aster, bee balm, black-eyed susan, milkweed, and forget me not) as well as facts and tips for supporting pollinator habitats. Details: oversized, 100% cotton, 17" x 38"

Hobnail Honey Jar - $18

Bring a little nostalgia to your kitchen with this lovely, vintage-inspired hobnail honey jar. Dip from it to add a touch of sweetness in your tea or on your biscuits. Need some raw honey to fill your jar? We've got you covered! Details: white ceramic hobnail style with lid and wood dipper, 3.75" L, 5" H, holds approx. 14 oz.

Gold Bee Dish - $14

Inspired by the beloved honey bee, this timeless golden cast iron bee dish is a must-have treasure keeper for your dresser, nightstand or desk. It would look beautiful in your kitchen holding rings safe or in your guest bath as a soap dish. Bee tidy, bee clean, bee fancy! Details: 8"L x 6.5"W, decorative cast iron bee shaped dish, gold finish

Bee Match Box | Ivory - $5

Did you know a puff of smoke into the hive masks alarm pheromones released by guard bees? And, did you also know this lovely bee match box pairs perfectly with our beeswax candles to make a thoughtful hostess gift?! Details: 4.5" x 2.5" x .75", 50 count, black tipped long safety matches, reusable designer cardboard match box with strike plate for lighting

Bee's Wrap | Small - $8

Wrap bread, cheese, vegetables, or cover a bowl! Bee's Wrap is the sustainable, natural alternative to plastic wrap for food storage. Use the warmth of your hands to soften the wrap, create a seal, and when cool the wrap holds its shape. Details: made of beeswax, organic cotton, organic jojoba oil & tree resin, 7" x 8", reusable, wash in cool water

Bee Match Box | Green - $5

Did you know a puff of smoke into the hive masks alarm pheromones released by guard bees? And, did you also know this lovely bee match box pairs perfectly with our beeswax candles to make a thoughtful hostess gift?! Details: 4.5" x 2.5" x .75", 50 count, gold tipped long safety matches, reusable designer cardboard match box with strike plate for lighting

Honey Dipper - $5

Watch everyone swarm around your kitchen table when you have this beautiful, all-natural honey dipper resting comfortably in a jar of deliciously sweet CCHCo Raw Honey! Details: 6", North American maple, mineral oil finish prevents drying & cracking as well as resists staining & odor absorption, hand wash

Brass Honey Bee Spoon - $7

Amp up your cheese board game with this gorgeous brass honey bee spoon. Also works great when eating CCHCo whipped honey right out of the jar! Details: solid brass, 5 inches

Laguiole Bee Spreader - $7

Perfect for spreading whipped honey on... well anything!! Enhance your breakfast board with a fabulous French style Laguiole spreader with iconic three rivet curved handle and adorable bee emblem. Details: stainless steel and resin with pakkawood handle, dishwasher safe, 6.25 inches

A Culinary History of Florida by Joy Sheffield Harris - $19.99

From the very first prickly pears harvested by Paleo-Indians more than twelve thousand years ago to the Seminole tribe's staple dish of sofkee, Florida's culinary history is as diverse as its geography. Through syllabubs, perloos, frog legs and Tupelo honey, author Joy Sheffield Harris serves up a delectable helping of five hundred years of Florida cuisine--all with a side of key lime pie, of course. Details: paperback, 160 pages

Tallahassee by Lynn M. Homan, Thomas Reilly - $21.99

"Hope you are having as nice weather as we are. It and the people are grand." Written on a postcard from Tallahassee in 1908, the words, whatever their purpose, still hold true. In this volume, the authors explore not just the weather and the people, but also the historic buildings and the natural surroundings that make Florida's capital city the grand place it was and continues to be today. Details: paperback, 128 pages

Florida State University by Eddie Woodward - $21.99

After the Florida State Legislature passed an act calling for the creation of two seminaries of learning in 1851, West Florida Seminary was established in Tallahassee. Combining traditional strength in the arts and humanities with recognized leadership in the sciences, Florida State University is one of the country's foremost research institutions today. Details: paperback, 128 pages

Honey Bee Tea Infuser - $9

Does the cost of one-time use tea bags sting a little? Why not get crazzzzy with this adorable and economical loose leaf tea infuser featuring a cute critter that sits on the rim while your tea steeps. Simply grab the lil bee and pull the infuser ball out of the water when your steep is complete! Details: BPA free, stainless steel infuser ball, reusable, hand wash

Buzzed Beverage Napkins - $7

Everyone loves a bee pun! Why not give your guests a giggle with this witty "buzzed" beverage napkin at your next cocktail party! Featuring a cream and corn yellow hexagon pattern border with a large bee graphic in the center. Details: eco-friendly materials using non-toxic, water soluble dye, 3-ply luxury paper, 20 count beverage size napkins

Honey Bee Bottle Topper - $6

Don't get too buzzzed! Seal leftover beverages in airtight freshness and bee-utify your bottle at the same time. This playful bottle topper works great for sparkling water, wine, beer, champagne, vinegar, oil, and more. Details: BPA free, dishwasher safe, fits most standard bottles

Glass Honey Pitcher - $9

No need for a messy dipper with this lovely honey pitcher – hey, that rhymes! Make your cheeseboard or breakfast buffet sparkle with this adorable petite glass pitcher. Perfect for drizzling honey onto cheese or warm biscuits (although it looks precious filled with OJ on a mimosa bar too!). Details: 2" L, 3.5” H, 8 oz.

Hexagon Coaster Set - $18

Did you know, in the hive, hexagonal cells serve as storage vessels for honey, as well as homes to raise young bees? Hexagons are not only efficient little packing shapes but also beautiful! Enjoy this stunning hexagon coaster set made of white marble and mango wood to not only beautify your space but protect your surfaces. Details: 4", set of 4, made of marble & mango wood

Sandstone Cutting Board - $14

A "Bees Knees" is a cocktail made with gin, fresh lemon juice, and honey. The name comes from prohibition-era slang meaning "the best." And we think this board is the BEES KNEES! - it's the perfect compliment to your bar for slicing citrus. Details: 9"L, 8"W, .5"H, sandstone with leather tie and rubber feet for protecting the counter and keeping in place

The Little Book of Bees by Hilary Kearney - $16.99

Swarm on over and buy this perfect gift book for a sweet friend or add it to your colony's library today! The Little Book of Bees is a beautifully illustrated, informative book of all things honey bee. Details: hardcover, 224 pages with stunning color illustrations

Planting for Honeybees by Sarah Wyndham Lewis - $16.99

In recent years, the shrinking of green spaces has endangered the honeybee. Now Planting for Honeybees shows you how you can help these delightful pollinators to flourish by creating a garden as habitat for them. This "Grower's Guide to Creating a Buzz" offers practical advice on which plants to grow and when and where to plant them. Charmingly illustrated with delicate drawings, this a jewel of a guide to treasure. Details: hardcover, 144 pages

Busy Bumble Bee Rides the Waves by Carol Hair Moore - $15.95

A little bumble bee rides a piece of driftwood far from his home on the Isle of St. James at St. Teresa Beach, Florida, then must ask creatures of the Gulf of Mexico to help him return. Includes facts about a variety of animals as well as the geographic areas featured plus gorgeous illustrations by Michael Harrell. Details: hardcover, 32 pages

The Beekeeper's Bible - $35.00

This is the best collection of beekeeping knowledge as well as beautiful almanac to be read from cover to cover. Part history book, part handbook, and part cookbook, this illustrated tome covers every facet of the ancient hobby of beekeeping, from hive management to harvesting, and ideas for how to use honey and beeswax. Detailed instructions for making candles, furniture polish, beauty products, and nearly 100 honey-themed recipes included. Details: hardcover, 416 pages

Our Story

Welcome! I’m an urban apiarist and the founder of ‘Capital City Honey Company’ in Tallahassee, Florida. For decades I honed my hive management skills in Florida’s political and legislative arenas as well as a national non-profit, Kidz1stFund.

Blessed with my personal colony of two children, a husband, and scores of backyard honey bees, today I’m on a mission to become a Honey Bee Ambassador - inspiring new beekeepers and sharing my passion for local bee-made products!

From our HIVE to your HOME, I hope you enjoy all of our local, artisan creations. And, if you need something unique like custom curated gift baskets, corporate gift boxes, hostess gifts or wedding favors, just give us a buzz!

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What is raw honey?

Raw honey is natural, unpasteurized honey. Our raw honey is never exposed to high temperatures, which not only harms the delicate floral aroma of honey, but also destroys the amino acids and essential enzymes. Our honey is simply extracted and run through a fine sieve to remove foreign particles such as bee parts, large pollen bits, and chunks of beeswax. Raw honey retains all original pollen, enzymes, propolis, vitamins, amino acids, minerals, and antioxidants naturally found in the hive.  

Why is raw honey so beneficial?

The potential health benefits of raw honey are many due to its nutrient rich content and anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, and antihistamine properties. Health professionals suggest raw honey made from the nectar of local wildflowers can reduce seasonal allergies -- boosting the immune system and acting much like an immunization by building up antibodies to allergens and pollen. 

What is wildflower honey?

Wildflower honey, also known as polyfloral honey, is made by bees that have collected nectar from a wide variety of local flowers and blossoms. The color, aroma, and flavor vary from season to season, depending on which wildflowers are in bloom at the time the nectar is collected.

Has my cloudy, crunchy, crystallized honey gone bad? (Um, absolutely not!)

All is well - Don't fret! Crystallization is a telltale sign that the honey you bought is of high quality. Crystals like to form on teeny particles of pollen, beeswax, and propolis - all the healthy bits - remaining in raw honey that's not overly filtered. Crystallization happens to almost all raw honey varieties and can easily be fixed by setting your glass jar in a warm (not hot) water bath for a few minutes and giving it a stir. Good as new!

And just so you know, our whipped honey IS crystallized honey.  We simply encourage the crystallization process along by using a temperature-controlled environment to form smooth crystals rather than jagged, sharp ones.  This makes for a creamy, spreadable honey that you can't get enough of!  Store whipped honey in your pantry or on the counter, if you like a soft spread. Place it in the fridge for a firmer consistency. But beware: if whipped honey is left out by a warm window or stove, it will separate. Just stir it up, pop it in the icebox for a bit, and you are good to go.

How do I properly burn my beeswax candle?

Capital City Honey Company beeswax candles, if taken care of properly, have 40+ hours of burn time. Now, I'm sure you are wondering how to "properly" burn a beeswax candle so here goes...

Trim your beeswax candle's wood wick to less than .25 inches and any burned bits should be evenly trimmed off the wood wick. You want your candle to burn uniformly across the entire top creating a wax pool that extends from edge to edge. Important: make sure you initially burn your candle can for at least 3 hours, or one hour for each inch in diameter. Also, drafts are not your candle's friend so turn your fans off while burning.  

Because beeswax has a higher melting point than other waxes, it emits the brightest, most warm-toned flame.  And, beeswax candles last longer too. Beeswax is dense which makes it burn slower and drip less. Bonus! Another bonus is when beeswax candles burn, they clean the air like a natural air purifier. Beeswax produces negative ions when burned. These negative ions attach to positive ions (like dust, pollen, mold, odor, toxins) floating in the air and in this process cleans the air. 

Would you like to be the first to know when our “Harvesting Soon!” products become available for purchase again?

Great!  Simply click “Buzz Us” at the top of our website and send us a message. Let us know which products (please include flavor or scent) you desire and we’ll be happy to add you to our waitlist. You’ll receive a notification via email as soon as the next batch is available.     

Are you passionate about Purposeful Packaging and Resourceful Reuse?

We strive to use natural materials, even in our packaging and gift-wrapping, like glass, metal and paper. There's a purpose to our packaging - no plastics here! 

We also encourage reusing and recycling of all our containers. Get resourceful! Why not turn your beeswax candle can into a flowerpot for an adorable bee-friendly flower garden? Reuse your whipped honey pot as a bud vase, votive holder, or condiment container. The creative options are endless!

We will eagerly exchange our empty cans or jars for new ones, and even throw in a sweet discount for your service!